About us

Kopint-Tárki Institute for Economic Research Co. was founded on March 1, 2007 by the research team of Kopint Datorg with a four decade-long standing in economic research, the KOPINT Foundation for Economic Research, and the empirical social research centre TÁRKI Co.. The research team of the new institute seceded from Kopint-Datorg, whose legal predecessor was the Institute for Economy and Market Research (KOPINT) founded in 1964.

The joint venture with Tárki rests on the premise that the approximation of economic and social research creates a complex profile that is for the moment missing from the Hungarian spectrum. In the course of activity our objective is on the one hand, to guard that critical spirit and independent form of thought, which has always characterized the research undertaken by Kopint, and on the other, to establish a modern institute in close cooperation with social research, producing results of significant quality on both a national and international level.

An important trait particular to our Institute has been that its studies combine theoretical background with an empirical, hands-on approach, which means that while our analyses stand on solid theoretical and methodological foundations, they also provide viable decision-making options to our partners.

Kopint-Tárki cooperates closely with the KOPINT Foundation for Economic Research founded in 1991, which likewise participates in various Hungarian and international research projects. The foundation is the publisher of the journal Külgazdaság [Foreign Economy] as well as numerous specialised publications, carrying on educational activity and support, also providing grants to young economists.




  • Major economic processes in Hungary, investigation of the for-profit sector, fiscal and monetary policy, monetary market analysis;
  • The economies of the new EU member states and of the South-Eastern European countries;
  • Comparative analysis of the world economy;
  • International trade and raw material market, oil market, international monetary and capital market trends;
  • Analysis of structural changes: investigation of competetiveness, the  labour market, regional economic processes, foreign trade and institutions in Hungary and in an international outlook;
  • Analysis of the effects of the European integration: the convergence of economic development, prices, salary and wage levels, macroeconomic stability and sustainable growth, the introduction of the euro, common European policies;
  • Sectoral analysis: tourism and other services , energy and health sectors
  • Migration research


  • Short and long-term forecasts about the Hungarian economy;
  • Short and medium-term forecasts of the main indicators of the world economy and of the CEE countries.


  • Issues of methodology and accounting in terms of the foreign trade of products and services ;
  • Price monitoring of business services;
  • Certain subfields of the national accounts.

Regular Publications

Contact us:

Kopint-Tárki Institute for Economic Research Ltd.
Budaörsi út. 45., H-1112 Budapest, Hungary
Telephone: 309-2695
Fax: 309-2647