This is my personal page, welcome.


Quick bio:
I am a research fellow at the  Institute of Economics, Research Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences  (CERS-HAS) since 2005.  As a visiting professor at the Central European University in Budapest, I teach economic geography and regional policy as well as Data Analysis for economic policy. I am a MTA Bolyai research fellow.

My research is focused on international economics; economic geography, clusters and applied IO. In 2011, I was a visiting researcher at CEPII, Paris. My research has been published among others by the Journal of International Economics or Economic Policy and has authored blogs and commentary on VOXEU and other outlets. This is a blog I manage. 

I received my Ph.D. degree in 2007 from the Central European University (CEU), and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. Before joining the Institute, I was a visiting researcher at the Magyar Nemzeti Bank and worked for Lehman Brothers, an investment bank in London.  I am one of the founders of CEFiG a joint IEHAS-CEU research center and Hungarian Society of Economics

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Contact Details: 

Institute of Economics, CERS - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budaorsi ut 45, Budapest, 1112 Hungary

Email: bekes (awt) econ.core.hu