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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)
Magdolna Sass

Magdolna Sass

Personal details

Position: director
Phone: +36303974994
E-mail:

Fields of research

Foreign direct investments and foreign trade in East-Central Europe with special attention to Hungary, and related economic policy issues. Internationalisation of firms. Outward FDI from Hungary and the Visegrad countries. Internationalisation of Hungarian companies. Emerging multinationals. Post-transition multinationals. The local impact of FDI in Hungary, the impact of FDI on the host economy.

Education and degrees

1999 Ph.D. in Economics at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
October 1996 - May 1997

Research Fee Studies in Economics at the London School of Economics

July 1995

Summer Course in the London School of Economics in Econometrics

July 1993 Summer Course in the London School of Economics in Economics of Transition
1984 - 1990 Rajk Laszlo College for Advanced Studies, Budapest
1983 - 1988

Budapest University of Economics, MSc in International Trade and Sociology

Work experience

2020 - 

Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of World Economics
director

1996 - 2020

Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
research fellow 1996-2000, senior research fellow since 2000; head of the FDI research group since 2013

2016 -

Budapest Business School, University of Applied Sciences
part-time lecturer

2005 - 

ICEG European Center, Budapest, Hungary
external research fellow

1997 - 2000

OECD, Paris, France
analyst

1996 - 1997

Figyelő (Hungarian economic weekly) 
columnist

1988 - 1996

Institute for World Economics of the HAS, Budapest, Hungary
research fellow

   
Awards  
   
1993, 1995
2001-2003
   Junior Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
   Bolyai scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Language skills

Hungarian (mother tongue)
English (C2, Cambridge Proficiency Exam, Grade A)
French (C1, DALF)
Russian (C1, Hungarian State Exam)
Italian (C1, ECL)
German (C1, ECL)

Selected publications

 MTMT link: Link to MTMT website