Curriculum vitae       

1.      Family name:                          Palócz

2.      First names:                           Éva

3.      Date of birth:                          27.02.1952

4.      Nationality:                            Hungarian

5.      Civil status:                            married

6.      Education:                              PhD. in economics

Institution

[Date from - Date to]

Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

1970-1974

Diploma of the University of Economics, Budapest

1980-1981

University doctor degree

1991-1992

Ph.D. (Economics) Hungarian Academy of Sciences

7.      Language skills:  Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 - excellent; 5 - basic)

Language

Reading

Speaking

Writing

Hungarian (native)

1

1

1

English

1

2

2

German

1

1

2

Russian

3

4

5

French

5

5

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8.      Other skills: (e.g. Computer literacy, etc.)

Microsoft office package

9.      Present position:

Since 2007: General Director (CEO) of KOPINT-TÁRKI Economic Research Institute Ltd.

Since 2002: Chairman of the Board of the KOPINT Foundation for Economic Research

10.  Years within the firm:        3 years

11.  Key qualifications:

Main fields of research:

§        Macroeconomic analysis, fiscal and monetary policy;

§        Business surveys, microeconomic analysis;

§        Development paths of transformation in Central and eastern Europe;

§        Methodology of Financial Accounts in the framework of System of National Accounts;

§        Role of services in development patterns and in international trade;

§         International trade in manufactures, services, foreign direct investment flows.

12.  Professional experience

Date from - Date to

Location

Company

Position

Description

2002-2007

Budapest

KOPINT-DATORG Ptd.

Dep. General Director, Research Director

Researches in the international and the Hungarian economy, Economic impacts of the EU membership, structural changes

1998-2002

Budapest

MKIK-GVI Economic Research Inst. at the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Managing Director

Macro- and microeconomic researches with special regard to the needs of the member firms of the Chamber. Research on the impacts of the tax rates, the exchange rate. Business surveys, SMEs and FDI. Advisory activity to the companies.

1995-1998

Budapest

National Bank of Hungary

Deputy Head of Statistics Department,

Methodological development, data compilation and dissemination partly for preparing the Financial Accounts of Hungary.

1994-1995

Budapest

Budapest Bank Co.

Head of Department,

Analysis of the banking and securities market of Hungary and the position of the Budapest Bank.

1993-1994

Budapest

Hungarian State Property Agency

Head of Research Section

Background analyses and empirical studies to the privatization transactions.

1992-1993

Munich

IFO Institut für Wirtschafts-forschung

Guest researcher

With the fellowship of the AvHumboldt Stiftung.

1990-1993

Budapest

KOPINT-DATORG

Head of Research Section

Studies on the Hungarian macroeconomic situation. with special regard to the specific issues  of  the transformation period

1974-1990

Budapest

KOPINT-DATORG

Research Fellow

 

13.  Other professional activities

Chairman of the Board of Kopint Foundation for Economic Research

Member of Euro-team at the European Commission

Member of the Scientific Council at the Central Statistical Office, Hungary

Lecturer at the University Eötvös Lóránd (ELTE), Institute of Political Sciences

Member of the Editors’ Committee of Külgazdaság (Foreign Economy)

Member of the Editors’ Committee of Pénzügyi Szemle (Financial Review)

14.  Awards and honours

2007: Fényes Elek award (from the Central Statistical Office of Hungary

2008: Káldor award (from the college Heller Farkas)

2009: Order of Knights Cross Merit of the Hungarian Republic (civilian Division)

Some relevant publications in recent years:

2010

Fiscal policies and processes in Hungary and Central-Eastern European countries since the transition to today. Research for the Takarékbank Budapest, 2010. p. 91.

The macroeconomic structure of the Hungarian economy since 1990 and its restructuring towards sustainable development. (Editor and team leader) (Hungarian).Commissioned by the Council for Sustainable Development at the Prime Ministers’ Office. Kopint-Tárki Ltd. Budapest.

The worst is over but the difficulties are ahead. (Hungarian). In: Politikai Évkönyv (Political Yearbook). Demokrácia Kutatások Központja Alapítvány. ISSN 2061-7631 Budapest.

A hobbled economy. Budapest Business Journal. 15. January 2010.

Where is the way out? Some thoughts on the exit strategy. (Hungarian). In: Külgazdaság 2010/1-2

2009

Fragezeichnen der Zukunft der ungarischen Wirtschaft (German). Europäische Rundschau, 2009/4.Jahrgang 37. pp. 85-92.

Development strategies in the SME sector in Hungary (Hungarian). Research for the Commerzbank Budapest. 2009. p 44.

Review on the characteristic of the public sectors in international comparison. (Editor and team leader) (Hungarian). Commissioned by the National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (VOSz). In: VOSz News, Special Edition. December 2009. Budapest.

The size and forms of household’s savings and estimates on their regional structure (Hungarian). Financed by the Savings Cooperation Bank Ltd. Budapest. .

Shift of switch: change of attitudes and institutional reforms towards a sustainable growth path (Hungarian). (Team leader: Tóth István György). June 2009. Budapest Tárki Ltd. Financed by the Confederation of Hungarian Employers and Industrialists.

The possibility of acceleration of economic growth by reducing the public expenditures (ream leader and editor) February, 2009, Budapest. Commissioned by the Hungarian Reform Alliance.

Some thoughts on the state of the world economy (Hungarian). In: Baron Münchhausen searched.  What to do with th ebig Hungarian crisis? Hankiss Elemér- Heltai Péter (ed.). Médiavilág Publisher, Budapest, 2009. ISBN 978-963-06-6572-8. pp. 275-280.

2008

The Causes of Hungary's Currency Market Crisis. The Analyst. Central and Eastern European Political and Economic Review. Vol. 4/No. 3-4. 2008 Autumn-Winter pp. 5-22. HU ISSN 1787-0364.

Macro economic processes and fiscal policy in Hungary in international comparison (Hungarian), in: Társadalmi Riport 2008 (szerk: Kolosi.T-Tóth I.Gy.),Budapest 2008. ISSN 1216-6561. p. 189-204.

The year of improving fiscal position and of further worsening economic situation (Hungarian). In: Politikai Évkönyv (Political Yearbook). Demokrácia Kutatások Központja Alapítvány. ISSN 0864-7755, 2008. Budapest pp.664-673.

Long term cooperation between Tisza Volán (TV), state owned regional transport company and Griffsoft (GS), private software development company (Hungarian case study in WP6). Deliverable in SERVPPIN project in 7th Framework Program of the European Union. Grant agreement No. 217247

A note on the international comparison of the performance/productivity of services (with Gábor Oblath). Deliverable in SERVPPIN project in 7th Framework Program of the European Union. Grant agreement No. 217247

2007

Study for the foundation of the sustainable taxation environment (Hungarian). On the Commission of the Ministry for Economy and Transport. Kopint-Tárki, Budapest 2007. p 110.

The ways of broadening of the tax base in Hungary (international experiences and domestic possibilities). On the Commission of the Ministry for Finance and the Roundtable for Competitiveness at the Prime Minister’s Office. Kopint-Tárki, Budapest 2007. p 92.

Fiscal policy (with Erzsébet Gém): Chapter in “Sectoral Policies in the transition period in Hungary 1990-2006, Budapest 2006, Rejtjel Publishing ISSN 1585-67-47., pp. 13-62.

2005: the year of improving economic and worsening fiscal position. In: Political Yearbook of Hungary. Foundation of the Hungarian Center of Research of Democracy. 2006. Budapest, ISSN 0864-7755. pp.349-371

 

palocz@kopint-tarki.hu