Centre for Economic and Regional Studies HAS
Institute of World Economics
Listed as one of the "Top International Economic Think Tanks"
(2016 Global Go To Think Tank Report, University of Pennsylvania)
Ágnes Szunomár

Ágnes Szunomár

Personal details

Position: research fellow, head of research group on Development Economics, scientific secretary
Place of birth: Budapest
Phone: +36309112880
E-mail:

Fields of research

Chinese economy
Chinese foreign policy and international trade and investment policy
China and Central and Eastern Europe
Chinese-Hungarian relations
Foreign direct investments and its motivations in the developing world

Education and degrees

2013

Ph.D. in EconomicsCorvinus University of Budapest -Budapest, Hungary

2006 - 2012

Corvinus University of Budapest -Budapest, Hungary
International Relations Doctoral Programme

2004 - 2006

Corvinus University of Budapest -Budapest, Hungary
International Studies (MA),
Diplomacy Major; Security Policy Minor

2002 - 2007

Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, Faculty of Law- Budapest, Hungary
Politology (MA)

2000 - 2004

Budapest College of Management -Budapest, Hungary
International Relations (BA)
Diplomacy Major

Work experience

2016 -

European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)
secretary

2014 -

Centre for Economic and Regional Studies HAS, Institute of World Economics
research fellow, scientific secretary and head of Research Group on Development Economics

2013 -

Centre for Economic and Regional Studies HAS, Institute of World Economics
research fellow and scientific secretary

2012

European Commission, Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH)
expert evaluator of proposals

2011 -

Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
research fellow

2010 - 2011

Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
junior research fellow

2004 - 2010

Secretariat of the Government Commissioner for the Development of Hungarian-Chinese Economic Relations and for the Coordination of the Participation at Shanghai World EXPO in 2010
consultant

2007 - 2008

Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
junior research fellow

2004 - 2005

Hungarian National Assembly - Office for Foreign Relations, EU Department
internship

2001 - 2004

Népszabadság, "Diploma" supplement 
external associate

   
Awards  
2015 MTA-SYLFF (Sasakawa) Fellowship

Language skills

English

state-accredited specialist language exam, advanced "C"

German

state-accredited language exam, advanced "C"

Chinese

basic

Hungarian

mother tongue

Selected publications

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Ágnes Szunomár, Agnieszka Mccaleb, Xin Chen (2017): Economic Relations between China and Central and Eastern Europe: Trade and Investment Issues. In: Weiqing Song (ed.) China's relations with Central and Eastern Europe: from "old comrades" to new partners. London: Routledge, 2017. pp. 48-65. 

Ágnes Szunomár (2016): The characteristics, changing patterns and motivations of Chinese investment in Europe. In: Shada Islam (ed.) EU-China relations: new directions, new priorities. Brussels: Friends of Europe, 2016. pp. 73-76.

Ágnes Szunomár (2015): Blowing from the East. International Issues & Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs, Vol. XXIV, No. 3/2015, pp. 60-78

Andrea Éltető, Ágnes Szunomár (2015): Trade and investment between the Visegrad and East Asian countries with a special emphasis on China and Hungary. In: Antal J (ed.) Small states - big challenges: the experience of the EU and Visegrad region. Prague: Nakladatelství Oeconomica , 2015. pp. 79-95.

Ágnes Szunomár (ed.) (2014): Chinese investments and financial engagement in Visegrad countries: myth or reality? Budapest: Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 178 p.

Ágnes Szunomár
, Katalin Völgyi, Tamás Matura (2014): Chinese investments and financial engagement in Hungary. BudapestInstitute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2014. 24 p. (IWE Working Papers; 208.)

Ágnes Szunomár, Zsuzsánna Biedermann (2014): Chinese outward FDI in Europe and the Central and Eastern European region within a global context. BudapestInstitute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2014. 30 p. (IWE Working Papers; 207.)

Ágnes Szunomár (2014): China’s relations with the developing world: a new type of colonialism or a fruitful cooperation. In: Agnieszka McCaleb (ed.): China’s Changing Competitiveness: Shaking up or Waking up the European Union? Warsaw: Warsaw School of Economics Press, 2013. p. 85-110.

Ágnes Szunomar (2012): EU-China Cooperation in the Field of Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities. (Chapter 6) In: China-EU Cooperation for a Sustainable Economy (eds.: Szilard Podruzsik, Sandor Kerekes), CUB – Aula Press, pp. 143-152.

Ágnes Szunomar (2011): The present and future of the China-EU relationship: Sensitive questions and other current issues. In: Asian Studies 2011 (ed. Tamás Matura), Magyar Külügyi Intézet, pp. 171-187.