Centre for Economic and Regional Studies
Institute of World Economics
Listed as one of the "Top International Economic Think Tanks"
(2019 Global Go To Think Tank Report, University of Pennsylvania)
Ágnes Szunomár

Ágnes Szunomár

Personal details

Position: senior research fellow, head of Research Group on Development Economics
Place of birth: Budapest
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 
Middle income trap

Education and degrees

2013

Ph.D. in Economics, Corvinus 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)

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)

Work experience

2019 -

2016 - 2018

Corvinus University of Budapest
assistant professor

European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)
scientific secretary

2014 -

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

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
research project coordinator

2004 - 2005

Hungarian National Assembly - Office for Foreign Relations, EU Departmentinternship


Awards, fellowships  
   
2015
2018-2021
   SYLFF (Sasakawa) Fellowship
   HAS-BOLYAI Fellowship

Language skills

English     fluent
German    advanced
Chinese    basic

Selected publications

 MTMT link: Link to MTMT website

Ágnes Szunomár (2018): One Belt, One Road: Connecting China with Central and Eastern Europe? In: Cheng Y, Song L, Huang L (szerk.) The Belt & Road Initiative in the Global Arena: Chinese and European Perspectives. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. pp. 71-85.

Ágnes Szunomár, Agnieszka Mccaleb, Xin Chen (2018): Economic Relations between China and Central and Eastern Europe: Trade and Investment Issues. In: Weiqing Song (szerk.) 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 EastInternational 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 (szerk.) Small states - big challenges: the experience of the EU and Visegrad region. Prága: 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, 24 p. (IWE Working Papers; 208.)

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, p. 85-110.
 
Ágnes Szunomár (2012): Kínai külpolitika, kínai hatalmi politika: folyamatosság és változás., Külügyi Szemle, 2012/2. szám, pp. 125-142.
 
Ágnes Szunomár (2011): A magyar-kínai gazdasági kapcsolatok új szakasza: eredmények és várakozások. Külgazdaság, LV. évfolyam, 2011. november-december, pp. 67-85.