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KRTK Világgazdasági Intézet
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)
Andrea Éltető

Andrea Éltető

Personal details

Position: senior research fellow, head of research group on European Integration
Place of birth: Budapest
Phone: +36308487096

Fields of research

Economic development of Spain and Portugal in the European Union

Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign trade, Global Value Chains

Education and degrees

Graduate studies:

1987 - 1992: Budapest University of Economic Sciences (Foreign Trade Faculty)

Member of the Rajk László Collage for Advanced Studies 

Postgraduate Studies:

in 1996-1999 at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, International Relations Ph.D. course

Title of PhD. Dissertation: Foreign direct investment in Spain and Hungary: main patterns and effects with a special regard to foreign trade (Supervisor: Prof. Carmela Martín, Universidad Complutense, Madrid), No. of PhD.Diplome: Ph-D 2/2001

Work experience

Participation in International Research Projects:

As coordinator: 2012-2013: Trade with Asia – An Opportunity for Visegrad Countries? Visegrád Fund Small Grant no. 11220101.

As coordinator: 2015-2018: NKFIH - OTKA no. 115578 „Factors influencing export performance – a comparison of three European regions”

Effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Structural Changes in Central and Eastern Europe /PHARE ACE no. P96-6183 R, coordinator: Gábor Hunya, WIIW, Wien/

Impact of foreign direct investmment on the international competitiveness of CEEC manufacturing and EU enlargement / PHARE ACE no. P97-8112 R, coordinator: Gábor Hunya, WIIW, Wien/

EU-integration-driven investment networking: Outward foreign direct investment of candidate countries /PHARE ACE no.P98-1162-R. coordinator: Marjan Svetlicic, University of Ljubljana/

Study on Latin America, the Caribbean and Central and Eastern Europe: Potential for Economic Exchange (sponsored by EULAC Foundation, coordinator: CIDOB, Spain, 2014).

Outward FDI Policies in Visegrad countries. (sponsored by International Visegrad Fund, coordinator: Instytut Zachodny, Poznan, 2015)

How to benefit from Global Value Chains – Implications for the V4 Countries(sponsored by International Visegrad Fund, coordinator: Prague University, 2015)

Effects of Industry 4.0 on FDI in the Visegrád countries (International Visegrad Fund, coordinator: Vistula University, 2019)

"Hungary and Estonia - Strongly Connected to Global Value Chains" project no.423 MTA-Estonian Academy 2019-2021

GVCs in Central Europe (International Visegrad Fund, coordinator: University of Economics in Bratislava 2021)

Transznacionális iparpolitika az EU perifériáin: állami támogatások és uniós források felhasználása Kelet- és Dél-Európában. (NKFIH no. 135342 2020-2023)

Stays abroad:

September-November 1995: Research fellowship of the French Government at the University of Rennes

March -May 1996: PHARE-ACEfellowship at the Centre d'Observation Economique in Paris


International and Development Scientific Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Instituto de Economia Internacional, Universitat Jaume I (external research fellow)

European Association of Comparative Economic Studies,  

“Studies in European Affairs” Polish Quarterly Scientific Council

„Academic Review of Business and Economics" Scientific Council

“Visegrad Coetus” NGO Scientific Council


"Young Researcher Award" of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, March 16, 1999.

Bolyai Scholarship September 2001 to September 2003

Language skills

English: fluent

Spanish: fluent

German: intermediate

French: intermediate

Italian: intermediate

Selected publications

 MTMT link: Link to MTMT website

Éltető, A; Sass, M: A kapitalizmus változatai és az ipar 4.0 a visegrádi országokban KÖZGAZDASÁGI SZEMLE 68 : 5 pp. 490-514. , 25 p. (2021)

Éltető, A: Coronavirus crisis – trade effects for the Iberian and Visegrád countries, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of World Economics (2020), Budapest, 33 p.

Éltető, A ; Udvari, B: Export of Hungarian SMEs – testing network internationalisation, JOURNAL FOR EAST EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 24 : 4 pp. 614-635. , 22 p. (2019)

Effects of Industry 4.0 on reshoring investments - Hungarian experiences. Budapest, Hungary: Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2019), 47 p.

Éltető, A; Udvari, Beáta: Factors influencing the export of Hungarian SMEs: International Journal of Export Marketing 2 : 2 pp. 104-124., 21 p. (2018)

Éltető, A: Foreign trade of goods and services of the peripheral regions: characteristics and tendencies after the crisis In: Éltető, A (ed.) Export influencing factors in the Iberian, Baltic and Visegrád regions Budapest, Hungary: Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, (2018) pp. 112-145., 34 p.

Éltető A: Foreign trade trends in the EU10 countries. In: Éltető A (ed.): Mind the gap: integration experiences of the ten Central and Eastern European countries. 145 p. Budapest: Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2014. pp. 41-60.

Éltető A., Alguacil, M., Martinez,V: International R&D spillovers in Central and Eastern Europe.The role of capital imports and local conditions. Universitat Jaume I Working Paper no. 12. 2015

Éltető A, Magasházi A, Szalavetz A, Túry G: Global Value Chains and Upgrading: the Experience of Hungarian Firms in the Heavy Engineering and Automotive Industries. In: Vlcková (ed.): How to Benefit from Global Value Chains. Implications for the V4 Countries. p.67-97. 2015

Kalotay Kálmán , Éltető Andrea , Sass Magdolna , Weiner Csaba: Orosz befektetések a visegrádi országokban: Az elméletek temetője? KÖZGAZDASÁGI SZEMLE 62:(5) pp. 565-586. (2015)

Antalóczy, K., Éltető, A., & Sass, M. (2014). Outward FDI from Hungary: the Emergence of Hungarian Multinationals. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 2(3), 47-61.

Éltető Andrea, Völgyi Katalin: Integrated in the global value chains – trade developments between Hungary and Asia. EASTERN JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN STUDIES 4:(1) pp. 57-79. (2013)

Sass M, Antalóczy K, Éltető A: Emerging multinationals and the role of virtual indirect investors: the case of Hungary. EASTERN EUROPEAN ECONOMICS 50:(2) pp. 41-58. (2012)