Éva Palócz CEO

Main fields of research:20150313_ed másolata

  • 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.

Personal information:

Date of birth:                                  27.02.1952
Nationality:                                     Hungarian
Civil status:                                     married
Education:                                      PhD. in economics


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





    Hungarian (native)
















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

Microsoft office package (including eviews)

Present position:

Since 2007: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KOPINT-TÁRKI Economic Research Institute Ltd.
Since 2002: Chairman of the Board of the KOPINT Foundation for Economic Research

Years within the firm:  8 years

Professional experience

Date from – Date to








Dep. General Director, Research Director

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



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.



National Bank of Hungary

Deputy Head of Statistics Department,

Lead of the project: Methodological development, data compilation and dissemination for preparing the Financial Accounts Statistics of Hungary.



Budapest Bank Co.

Head of Department,

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



Hungarian State Property Agency

Head of Research Section

Background analyses and empirical studies to the privatization transactions.



IFO Institut für Wirtschafts-forschung

Guest researcher

With the fellowship of the AvHumboldt Stiftung. Research topic: the role of household savings in external balance and in national accounts




Head of Research Section

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




Research Fellow

Research on different  issues of international trade, east-West trade, international oil markets and energy policy,The role of services in economic growth and international trade.

Other professional activities

Vice President of the Association of Hungarian Economists
Member of the Board of Tárki Foundation
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’ Board of Külgazdaság (Foreign Economy)
Member of the Editors’ Board of Pénzügyi Szemle (Financial Review)

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)

Membership in FP7 research Consortia:

SERVPPIN:  The Contribution of Public and Private Services to European Growth and Welfare, and the Role of Public-Private Innovation Networks. GRANT AGREEMENT No 217247. Collaborative project. 2008-2010.

INDICSER:  Indicators for evaluating international performance in service sectors.  GRANT AGREEMENT No. 244709 Collaborative project.(2010-2012.

SPINTAN (ongoing project): Smart public intangibles. GRANT AGREEMENT No. 612774. Collaborative project. 2013-

Publications in foreign language


Peer country paper – Hungary (In cooperation with Zoltán Ádám). Kopint-Tárki Institute for Economic Research, Budapest, November, 2016. The paper was part of the project, Mutual learning for reducing tax gaps in V4 countries and Ukraine.

Risks and challenges to international and Hungarian economy in the middle of the decade. Co.authors: Katalin Nagy, Péter Vakhal. In: Hungarian Statistical Review, Special Number 20., 2016. Budapest.

Structural changes in Public Expenditures in the European Union since 2008 – with special regard to new member states. Co-authors: Zoltán Matheika, Péter Vakhal.  In: SPINTAN Smartpublicintanglibes.  SPINTAN Working Paper No. 14.


Risks in Hungary in the Autumn of 2015. In: Hungarian Financial Almanac 2014-2015. György István Kerekes (ed). Tas 11 Kft. ISSN 2063-188X. p. 46-48.


On conditions required for sustainable and balanced growth. In: Hungarian Financial Almanac 2014-2015. György István Kerekes (ed). Tas 11 Kft. ISSN 2063-188X. p. 39-41.


Final report on “The elements of a micro based macroeconomic model a Small Scale Semi Structured Dynamic Gap Macromodell and a Computeable General Equlilibrium (CGE) modell and its integration to a dynamic/behavourial households microsimulation modell. The international team of the project was led and the final deliverable of the project was edited by Éva Palócz. Chief expert of the project: Cathal O’Donoghue, Dublin, Teagasc Mellows Campus

Before and after the crisis. In: Hungarian Financial Almanach- 2013-2014. Ed: György Kerekes. Tas 11 Kft. ISSN 2063-188X.


Competition on business services markets in Hungary. Deliverable in INDICSER research project in 7th Framework Program of the European Union. Grant agreement No. 244709

Competition on business services market in Hungary (with Peter Vakhal). In: Tächiciu (ed.): Papers on the 22nd International Conference of RESER, Bucharest. 2012.

Is there a Hungarian method of crisis management? In: Magyar Pénzügyi Almanach 2012-2013. Ed: György Kerekes. Tas 11 Kft. ISSN 2063-188X.  pp.39-41.


Makroökonomische Nachhaltigkeit vom Standpunkt der Ökologie (with Erzsébet Páczi) In: “TÁMOP-Humboldt Kolleg für den Umwelt- und Klimaschutz. Michael Palócz-Andresen, Róbert Németh , Dóra Szalay (eds). University of West Ungarn Press. ISBN 978-963-334-063-9.

The share and volume of services in member states of the EU: an expenditure-side analysis (with Gábor Oblath). Paper presented at the XXI. Annual Conference of RESER, Hamburg, 9th September 2011. In: RESER 2011 Productivity of Services Next Gen – Beyond Output / Input. (Eds: Ganz,W., Schletz,A, Kicherer, F.) ISBN: 978-3-8396-0298-0.

Different trajectories of Central and Eastern Europeean countries after the Crisis. In: “Adaptability and Change – The regional Dimensions in Central and Eastern Europe”. Grzegorz Gorzelak, Chor-Ching Goh, Károly Fazekas (eds).  Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. Krakkow 2011. pp. 59-80.

The role of foreign capital inflow in the economies of New Member States in EU. Presentation prepared for the International Humboldt Kolleg Istambul, 4th of June 2011.


Planning in Hungary and the EU requirements. Public Finance Quarterly, Budapest, 2010/3. pp.475-479.

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

The relative price and the importance of private and public services in the new member states of the EU – a statistical analysis (with Gábor Oblath).  Deliverable in SERVPPIN project in 7th Framework Program of the European Union. Grant agreement No. 217247


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


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.

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. p 25.

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. p.30.


The Paradox of the Reaction to the Service Directive. Paper presented on the Conference “Beyond Homogeneity”, organized by the Center for EU Enlargement Studies on the 9th of February 2006 CEU, Budapest pp 17-24.


The role of business services in the New Economy and Industrial Policy of Europe. Major issues of the Service-oriented Policy: Results and Problems. Paper presented at the Annual Forum UNECE Trade Industry and Enterprise Development Week. 24-25 May 2005 Geneva

Business services in Hungary (with Judit Hamar). Kopint-Datorg Discussion Papers No 68. Budapest 60 p. ISSN 1216-0725         ISBN 963-7260-03-X

L’économie hongroise apres son adhésion a’ l’Union Européenne (with Kovács, Z. Á.,-and Petra Pénzes), Accomex. 2005. janvier/février. No 61. p. 17-21.


 The impact of globalization on the service industries: the Hungarian case Paper presented on the International Conference „The economics and socio-economics of services. International perspectives”. Lille-Rubaix 2000. június 22-23. p.9.


 Foreign Direct Investment in the service sector in a transition economy. Paper presented at the 8. Annual Conference of RESER, Berlin 8-10 Oct. 1998.


Eastern Europe in International Trade in Services. N.E.W.S.-Letter, Network on East-West-South Research Cooperation on Technology Transfer. University of Lund, Sweden, May 1990.

Eastern Europe in International Trade in Services.  PROMETHEE Conflict, Competition and Cooperation. PROMETHEE Perspectives 1991. Vol 2. No.16. April)


Services in the world economy In: World Enviroment and the Hungarian Economy. Acta Oeconomica 39. 1988. pp.171-185.


Exports of manufactures of CMEA and developing countries to developed industrial countries. Acta Oeconomica. Budapest. No.26. 1981. pp.93-106.