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I am an economist interested in empirical analysis and research. I have over than ten years of experience analyzing large scale longitudinal company level databases, with the aim to better understand businesses, to complement macroeconomic analysis and to formulate policy advice.

I have been working at the OECD, in Paris, since 2011, currently in its Economics Department. My previous work experience includes the research departments of the International Monetary Fund and the Central Bank of Hungary.

I obtained my PhD and MPhil degrees in Economics from the Tinbergen Institute (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and an MSc in Economics from Corvinus University (Budapest, Hungary).

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Productivity, labor- and capital market frictions at the micro and macro level; structural policies


Productivity, innovation, trade

  • Digitalisation and productivity: In search of the holy grail – Firm-level empirical evidence from EU countries (with Giuseppe Nicoletti, Theodore Renault, Stéphane Sorbe and Christina Timiliotis)
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1533, OECD Publishing, Paris, 2019. EcoScope Blog column: Are digital technologies the new Holy Grail?
  • A genie in a bottle?: Globalisation, competition and inflation (with Dan Andrews and William Witheridge),
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1462, 2018.VoxEU column and OECD EcoScope Blog column: A genie in a bottle: Inflation, globalisation, and competition
  • Can productivity still grow in service-based economies? Literature overview and preliminary evidence from OECD countries (with Stephane Sorbe and Valentine Millot)
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1531, December 2018.
  • The Best versus the Rest: the Global Productivity Slowdown, Divergence across Firms and the Role of Public Policy (with Dan Andrews and Chiara Criscuolo)
OECD Productivity Working Papers No. 5, November 2016Brookings Institution Hutchins Center Working Papers No. 24, September 2016 (previous version)VoxEU and OECD ECOSOPE Blog: The Best vs. the Rest: The Global Productivity Slowdown Hides an Increasing Performance Gap across FirmsCited and discussed in The Economist's Schumpeter column ("The Great Divergence") and in the Free Exchange colum ("Superstar cities have a big advantage in attracting high-paying jobs").and in Les Echos: "A la recherche de la croissance perdue" OECD Productivity Working Papers No. 2, July 2015Cited in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, FED Vice President Stanley Fischer's speechRecommended reading by Marginal Revolution blog editor Prof. Tyler CowenOECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1501, Aug 2018OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1426, Nov 2017.EcoScope BlogOECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 1049, May 2013

Employment, firm dynamics, entrepreneurship

Capital, financial constraints

Structural reforms and policy reports

  • The short-term impact of product market reforms: a cross-country firm-level analysis (with Alexander Hijzen)
IMF Working Paper No. 16/116, 2016 andOECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1311, OECD Publishing, Paris, 2016OECD Blog: ECOSCOPE and VoxEU: "Product market reforms under the microscope"
  • The Quantification of Structural Reforms in the OECD: A New Framework (with Balázs Égert)
OECD Economic Studies, No. 4, Volume 2016, Issue: 1, andCESifo Working Paper No. 6420, and Published in Chapter 3 in "Structural Reforms: Moving the Economy Forward" (ed. by Jakob de Haan and Jante Parlevliet), Springer Publishing, 2018LSE Business Review blog columnOECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1429, OECD Publishing, Paris, 2017.
  • Reducing regional disparities in productivity in the United Kingdom (with Jagoda Egeland)
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1456, Jan 2018.OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1271, OECD Publishing, Paris, 2015.OECD Blog ECOSCOPE: "Revisiting policy options for more jobs" (with Alain De Serres)in OECD Employment Outlook 2012, Chapter 2, OECD Publishing (with Alexander Hijzen and Zoltan Wolf)