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Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (IEHAS) 2005f
Budaorsi ut 45 Budapest 1112, Hungary
tel:36-1 309 3651 fax:36-1 319 3151

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1954.

General Description: IEHAS is committed to the international standards of fundamental and applied research in economics. It has focused increasingly on the analysis of the contemporary market economy and the transformation of the Hungarian economy. The findings of the research programs of IEHAS are made available for and are regularly used by policy-making bodies and universities. IEHAS puts emphasis on promoting academic cooperation with other Hungarian and European research centers. It also considers as a priority the development of stronger links with university departments and taking part in the education of the next generation of researchers. IEHAS conducts research in eight thematic areas: (1) macroeconomics and economic policy; (2) public and institutional economics; (3) human resources; (4) income formation and private consumption; (5) microeconomics and sector economics; (6) research and development; (7) mathematical economics; and (8) history of economic thought.

Annual Budget: USD 2 million (2003)

Staff: 62 (45 research, 17 administrative/support), 2 visiting, 14 honorary and associated researcher

Executive Officers:
Prof. KOLTAY, Jeno (Director)
Prof. FAZEKAS, Karoly (Deputy Director)
Prof. HALPERN, Laszlo (Deputy Director)
Ms. MANYI, Aniko (Chief Financial Officer)
Ms. HUBAI, Erzsebet Markus (Scientific Secretary)

Public Relations:
Mr. SOOS, Sandor (Research Manager)
Ms. KUDOR, Eva (Assistant, International Relations)

(As of November, 2004)

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