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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)
Gábor Túry

Gábor Túry

Personal details

Position: research fellow
Place of birth: Budapest

Fields of research

Economic Development of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Challenges and Perspectives of Central Europe in the European and Global economy

Global Automotive and Aerospace Industries

Education and degrees

1996-2001       MSC in geography at Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2001)

2001-2004       PhD studies in the Department of Regional Geography at Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences

Title of PhD Dissertation: The spatial transformation of the production structure of transnational corporations: a case study of Volkswagen

Work experience

2012-                         Institute of World Economics, CERS, Research Fellow

2016-2017                   Budapest Business School, Budapest, External Lecturer

2015-2017                   Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, External Lecturer

2012-2015                   Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, External Lecturer

2004-2012                   Institute for World Economics of the HAS, Budapest, Research Fellow

2001-2004                   Institute for World Economics of the HAS, Budapest, Assistant Research Fellow

Participation in International Research Projects:

As coordinator: 2012 -2015: Prospects of the Visegrad cooperation in changing economic, political and social conditions, International Visegrad Fund’s Strategic Grant No. 31210045.

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

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

The Restart of European Economy and Its Impact on Central and Eastern Europe, financed by China-CEE Institute, coordinator: Kopint-Tárki, Budapest 2020.

GVCs in Central Europe – a perspective of automotive sector after COVID-19 financed by International Visegrad Fund, coordinator: University of Economics in Bratislava, Bratislava, 2021-2022.

Just Transition in the European Car Industry, financed by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, coordinator: adelphi research, Berlin 2021-2022.


Hungarian Geographical Society

Hungarian Society for Urban Planning


"Young Researcher Award" of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2001

Language skills

English, Intermediate

German, Intermediate

Selected publications

 MTMT link: Link to MTMT website

Túry, G.: Is It Really Possible to Move Up in the Global Value Chains? Opportunities in Electromobility and New Modes of Mobility for the Central European Automotive Industry, In: Staníčková, Michaela; Melecký, Lukáš; Doležalová, Petra; Powadová, Tereza (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on European Integration 2020 : collection, Ostrava, Czech Republic: VŠB-TUO, (2020) pp. 896-903. , 8 p.

Túry, G.: Contribution of the automotive industry to the domestic economy, from a center-periphery point of view, Tla-melaua, Revista de Ciencias Sociales 14 : 48 pp. 317-340. , 24 p. (2020)

Túry, G.: Electromobility in the Automotive Industry. What Role Does Technology Change Play in the Geographic Pattern of Production? GLOBAL ECONOMIC OBSERVER 7 : 2 pp. 112-120. , 9 p. (2019)

Túry, G.: Consequences of Technological Changes in the Automotive Industry: Perspectives of the Central European Region as Part of the Global Value Chains, GLOBAL ECONOMIC OBSERVER 2: 6 pp. 89-94. (2018)

Túry, G.: The role of the automotive industry as an export-intensive sector in the EU peripheral regions. In: Éltető, A (ed.) Export influencing factors in the Iberian, Baltic and Visegrád regions, Budapest: Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, (2018) pp. 146-178.

Túry, G.: Global or more regional? Analysis of global embeddedness of the Central European’s automotive industry via Volkswagen Group’s intra-firm linkages, UNIA EUROPEJSKA.PL 4: 245 pp. 3-13. , 11 p. (2017)

Túry, G.: Different interpretations of the automotive industry and its role in three semi-peripheral regions of the EU, Budapest: Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2017), 43 p.

A Volkswagen tevékenységének nemzetközivé válása, a termelés térbeli mintázatának átalakulása a hatvanas évektől napjainkig. Területi Statisztika 56:(6) pp. 591-618. (2016)

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 pp. 67-97. In: Vlčková, J (ed.) How to benefit from global value chains – implications for the V4 countries, Prague: Nakladatelství Oeconomica, (2015)

Túry, G.: International competitiveness and technological level of external trade of Central European countries: global embeddedness of transition countries after 25 years of the regime change. In: Katona, Klára; Kőrösi, István (eds.) Felzárkózás vagy lemaradás? : A magyar gazdaság negyedszázaddal a rendszerváltás után, Budapest: Pázmány Press, (2015) pp. 195-220.

Túry, G.: Visegrad countries as part of the global economy: some aspects of competiveness and the technological level of their exports pp. 169-198. In: Túry, G (ed.) Prospects of the Visegrad cooperation: identifying converging and diverging factors, Budapest: Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, (2015)

Túry, G.: Diverging competitive performances of the Visegrad countries: some conclusions from the technology level of external trade, UNIA EUROPEJSKA.PL - : 3 (226) pp. 36-51. (2014)

Túry, G.: Automotive industry in the EU10 economies: developments in the past decade. In: Éltető, A (ed.) Mind the gap: integration experiences of the ten Central and Eastern European countries, Budapest: Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, (2014) pp. 83-105.

Túry, G.: International firm responses to crisis impacts: the case of the automotive industry. In: Zajac, M; Nowaczek, R (eds.) Airports and the automotive industry: security issues, economic efficiency and environmental impact, New York: Nova Science Publishers, (2013) pp. 145-158.

Czech Republic. In: Krisztina Vida (ed.), Strategic Issues for the EU10 Countries – Main Positions and Implications for EU Policy-making, FEPS – IWE RCERS HAS, Budapest, 2012, pp. 33-56.
Túry, G.: he Automotive Industry: Current Trends in Central European Countries. Development and Finance, 2010/1, pp. 22-31.