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Why do corporate farms survive in Central and Eastern Europe? - Imre Fertő et al. Read more

New research article in Agricultural Systems journal Read more

Temperature exposure and sleep duration: evidence from time use surveys - new scientific article by Tamás Hajdu Read more

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Remarks on the location theories of startups - new scientific article in Regional Science Policy & Practice Read more

Written by Petra Kinga Kézai and Agnieszka Skala Read more

Challenges of applying circular economy principles in urban planning practice in Pécs - by Viktor Varjú and Ágnes Óvári Read more

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Welcome to the homepage of the HUN-REN Centre for Economic and Regional Studies.

The HUN-REN Centre for Economic and Regional Studies consists of three institutes, the Institute of Economics, the Institute for Regional Studies and the Institute of World Economics.

The Deed of Foundation of HUN-REN Centre for Economic and Regional Studies can be read here.

General Director


Our institution is a leading centre of Hungarian economic and regional research. We operate as an independent research community characterized by intellectual curiosity, the pursuit of a deeper perception of the world and of impartial treatment of facts. Our mission is to gain a better understanding of economic, social and spatial processes in Hungary and elsewhere through state-of-the-art scientific analysis which, in turn, can contribute to policy decisions in an innovative way. We strive for achieving outstanding research results and for further improving our position as an internationally recognized centre of excellence. It is an essential pillar of our policy that the research fellows of the Centre rigorously adhere to ethical principles of scientific work.


Research center

Imre Fertő
General Director
+36 1 224 6700 /ext. 6652/
+36 30 816 42 64

Magdolna Sass
Deputy General Director
Director of the Institute of World Economics

+36 30 397 49 94

Dániel Horn
Director of the Institute of Economics
+36 30 606 12 47

Viktor Varjú
Director of the Institute for Regional Studies
+36 30 470 08 05

Luca Szabó
Director of Finance
+36 30 633 74 46

Judit Kis
Head of the Secretariat
+36 1 224 6700 /ext. 6606/
+36 30 697 39 15

Zsófia Horváth
+36 1 224 6700 /ext. 6651/
+36 30 849 7363

Adrien Földi
Secretarial Officer
+36 1 224 6700 /6608 m./
+36 30 511 4689



János Köllő
Databank head of profession
+36 (30) 816-42-73

Melinda Tir
Head of the Databank
+36 (30) 959-30-04


Éva Bálint
Head of Library
06/30 816 4311