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)
Miklós Szanyi

Miklós Szanyi

Personal details

Position: director
Place of birth: Debrecen
Phone: +36308487082
E-mail:

Fields of research

Microeconomic aspects of transition in Central and eastern Europe

Foreign Direct Investments

Technological development and innovation

Regional corporate cooperation and competitiveness

Models of capitalism

Education and degrees

1980-1984 Karl Marx University of Economics, Budapest

1985-1986 Institute of Postgraduate Studies in Economics, Budapest

1992   PhD (CSc)

2010   DSc

Work experience

2015-   Institute for World Economics, MTA KRTK (director)

2013-   Institute for World Economics, MTA KRTK (scientific deputy director)

2012-   Institute for World Economics, MTA KRTK (research adviser)

2008-   Debrecen University, Department for Economics (professor)

2001-2011: Institute for World Economics, HAS (research adviser)

1995-2000: Inrtitute of Economics, HAS (senior research fellow)

1985-1995: Institute for World Economics, HAS (research fellow)

Language skills

Hungarian: native

English: excellent

German: excellent

Russian: passive

Selected publications

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The reversal of the privatization logic in Central European transition economies: an essay. Acta Oeconomica 66:1 pp 33-55 (2016)

Economic Transformation and Industrial Restructuring: The Hungarian Experience. Maruzen Publishing Co. Tokyo, 2012 

Industrial clusters: concepts and empirical evidence from East-Central Europe. In:  Welfens P.J.J. (ed.): Clusters in Automotive and Information & Communication Technology. Springer Verlag, 2012  pp. 90-116

Industry Cluster and Regional Economic Growth: Evidence from Hungary. Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics 51:2 December 2010  pp.: 149-167

Cluster Development in Hungary: Searching for a ‘Critical Mass’ of Business via Cluster Mapping,” in: B. Dallago and C. Guglielmetti, eds., Local Economies and Global Competitiveness Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 2010. pp.: 113-133.

Subcontracting and outward processing trade as a form of corporate networking in Hungary. Acta Oeconomica., vol.52. 2002. No. 3. Pp. 347-369

Privatization and greenfield FDI in the economic restructuring of Hungary. Transnational Corporations, vol. 10, no. 3. December 2001. pp 25-37.

The role of FDI in restructuring and modernization: an overview of literature in G. Hunya (ed.): Integration through Foreign Direct Investment - Making Central Europe Competitive (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1999), pp. 50-80.

Experience with foreign direct investment in eastern Europe. Eastern European Economics, vol. 36, no.. 3, May-June 1998 pp.28-48.

Hungary's Bankruptcy Experience, 1992-93. The World Bank Economic Review, Volume 10. No. 3. September, 1996 pp. 425-450

Experiences with Foreign Direct Investment in Hungary. Russian and East European Finance and Trade, May-June 1995 vol.31 No.3. pp. 631.