Events


KTI seminar

11/08/2018

Lecture:

Koren Miklós

Expatriate Managers and Firm Performance

Better managed firms are more productive. So are foreign owned firms. Using exhaustive administrative data from Hungary 1992–2014, we study the performance of firms led by expatriate managers. Studying more than 2,000 foreign acquisitions, we compare firms that bring in foreign management to those that remain locally managed. Foreign managed firms increase their productivity faster. Larger, more capital intensive and more productive firms are more likely to receive a foreign manager. Owners from distant countries and tax havens are more likely to leave domestic management in place. Our study can help understand the modes of foreign investment and provide a link between foreign ownership and management practices.


Helyszín: MTA HTK 1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán u. 4. Ground Floor room K 11-12

Economics with policy - international seminar series

11/12/2018

Lecture:

Maite Alguacil /Universitat Jaume I/

The Impact of Immigrant Diversity on Wages. The Spanish Experience

Abstract

The massive waves of migration that have emerged as part of the recent globalization process have attracted increasing attention in the field of economic geography. Traditionally, empirical research on this issue has focused on the possible substitution effect between native and foreign workers in the labour market. However, this evaluation omits the potential positive spillovers derived from a greater cultural diversity related to immigration. The aim of this work is to fill this gap by analysing the impact that immigrant diversity has on wages in Spain. To do so, we built three different indexes that measure cultural diversity across the Spanish regions. We control for the problem of potential simultaneity between migration and wages using instrumental variable techniques. We also consider the role of the increasing entry of foreigners coming from developed economies and other local factors. The results confirm that a greater diversity of immigrants' birthplaces is associated with higher wages for both natives and the total population. Moreover, our findings reveal the importance of skilled labour (national or foreign), to encourage workers' productivity and to ensure sustainable economic development.


Helyszín: MTA Research House, conference room nr. K11-12, ground floor, 4 Tóth Kálmán street, 1097 Budapest

Economics with policy - international seminar - David Garcia

11/15/2018

David Garcia /Complexity Science Hub Vienna/


Online social media are information resources that can have a transformative power in society. While the Web was envisioned as an equalizing force that allows everyone to access information, the digital divide prevents large amounts of people from being present online. Online social media, in particular, are prone to gender inequality, an important issue given the link between social media use and employment.  Understanding gender inequality in social media is a challenging task due to the necessity of data sources that can provide large-scale measurements across multiple countries. Here, we show how the Facebook Gender Divide (FGD), a metric based on aggregated statistics of more than 1.4 billion users in 217  countries, explains various aspects of worldwide gender inequality. Our analysis shows that the FGD encodes gender equality indices in education, health, and economic opportunity. We find gender differences in network externalities that suggest that using social media has an added value for women. Furthermore, we find that low values of the FGD are associated with increases in economic gender equality. Our results suggest that online social networks, while suffering evident gender imbalance, may lower the barriers that women have to access to informational resources and help to narrow the economic gender gap.


Helyszín: MTA Research House, conference room nr. K11-12, ground floor, 4 Tóth Kálmán street, 1097 Budapest

International Conference on Education Economics

11/21/2018 - 11/23/2018

Final conference of the Eden Project

Schedule

November 21, 2018.

9:00-9:30: Registration and coffee

9:30-9:45: Welcome

9:45-10:45: Keynote: Lex Borghans, Maastricht University

10:45-11:00: Room change

11:00-12:30: Session 1

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-15:00: Session 2

15:00-15:30: Coffee break

15:30-17:30: Session 3

17:30-19:00: Reception with light snacks

 

November 22, 2018.

9:00-10:30: Session 4

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-12:30: Session 5

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-15:00: Session 6

15:00-15:30: Coffee break

15:30-17:00: Session 7

19:00-22:00: Conference dinner (location: t.b.d.)

 

November 23, 2018.

9:30-11:00: Session 8

11:00-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-12:30: Keynote: Daniele Checchi, University of Milan

12:30-12:45: Farewell

12:45-14:00: Lunch and goodbye


Helyszín: Center for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Building of Human Sciences (MTA Humán Tudományok Kutatóháza) Budapest, Tóth Kálmán u. 4, 1097 Hungary

4th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC) Uneven Development, Inequalities and the State

11/29/2018 - 11/30/2018

4th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC)

Uneven Development, Inequalities and the State

Deadline for abstract submission: July 31, 2018 >>> Call for papers

The SVOC2018 conference is organized by the Institute of World Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University.
Organization leads: Zsófia Naszádos and Tamás Gerőcs
Official conference e-mail: svoc.conf@krtk.mta.hu

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: July 31, 2018

Notification of acceptance: Aug 15, 2018

Payment of Conference Fees: October 31, 2018

Full paper submission: October 31, 2018

We now welcome proposals for individual papers relating to any of the conference themes.

Please note that this year we will be using the Easychair conference system for abstract submissions. The Easychair website for the SVOC2018 conference is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=svoc2018   where you will be asked to register with a valid email address and a password. The final deadline for abstract submissions will be July 31, 2018. 

Conference fee includes access to the Conference, Conference lunches, Conference breaks and Conference dinner.

Registration fees (if paid after September 30, 2018): 140 euros

Early bird (if paid before September 29, 2018): 100 euros

Reduced registration fees (for PhD students if paid before September 29, 2018): 60 euros

Reduced registration fees (for PhD students if paid after September 30, 2018): 80 euros

Fees can be paid only by bank transfer.


Helyszín: Central European University Nádor u. 9, Budapest, H-1051, Hungary

Workshop New Challenges of Decentralisation

05/09/2019 - 05/10/2019

Workshop New Challenges of Decentralisation

Decentralisation has been one of the buzzwords in the neoliberal good governance public policy literature in the last decades. After the main decentralisation trend in the western democracies, in the seventies, the developing and transition countries worldwide were advised to devolve most of the competences in public service delivery and in local economic development.

 

The main argument was the fact that the decentralised democratic, participative way of managing local affairs could improve both accessibility and quality of public services and provide at the same time more transparency and legitimacy. Many territorial reforms have been implemented under the umbrella of principle of subsidiarity and decentralisation, supported and sponsored by the EU (cohesion funds) and other international organisations (OECD, World Bank, UN), referring especially the regional competitiveness and the achievement of the Millennium Goals. Not only the financial crisis in 2008 but also many negative experiences and even failed reforms so far contributed to the scepticism concerning decentralisation and rescaling.

 

Thus, centralisation attempts emerged realizing that decentralisation has crucial preconditions and that for the overall governance, the political, economic, cultural-social and territorial contexts matter. The aim of the workshop is to discuss the experience of these recent territorial reforms. The workshop will include plenary and panel sessions. The organization plans to publish a selection of the papers presented.

 

Papers are especially welcome on the following topics or approaches:

 

· Longitudinal and/or international comparative analysis of territorial reforms, successes and failures;

· Explicit and hidden methods of centralisation;

· National case studies of how local and regional governments used or misused their competences at various policy fields;

· National patterns for consolidating the local- regional governments during the crisis;

· Theoretical papers on trends, advantages and disadvantages, legal and material preconditions of decentralisation.

 

Participation in the Workshop requires the presentation of a paper.

All proposals (abstracts) will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2019.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 January 2019
  • Registration period: 1-20 February 2019
  • Workshop: 9 - 10 May 2019

Helyszín: HAS Centre for Economic and Regional Studies Institute for Regional Studies Papnövelde Street, 22 H-7621 Pécs, Hungary

Economics with policy - international seminar series organized by the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies

A monthly event, it features the presentation of an academic paper and a shortdiscussion. In this seminar, papers will be presented on diverse topics from international trade, regional development, competition, game theory to labor markets or education. A one hour presentation will be followed by a moderated policy discussion where the author and the moderator will discuss the policy relevant conclusions and potential applications in the European Union and Hungary.

Territorial Cohesion in Europe - International Conference for the 70th Anniversary of the Transdanubian Research Institute

The Transdanubian Research Institute (recently Department) of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies Institute for Regional Studies will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its foundation in the year 2013.

Our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to Professor János Kornai

... on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

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Economics with policy - international seminar series organized by the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies

A monthly event, it features the presentation of an academic paper and a shortdiscussion. In this seminar, papers will be presented on diverse topics from international trade, regional development, competition, game theory to labor markets or education. A one hour presentation will be followed by a moderated policy discussion where the author and the moderator will discuss the policy relevant conclusions and potential applications in the European Union and Hungary.

Economics with policy - international seminar series organized by the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies

A monthly event, it features the presentation of an academic paper and a shortdiscussion. In this seminar, papers will be presented on diverse topics from international trade, regional development, competition, game theory to labor markets or education. A one hour presentation will be followed by a moderated policy discussion where the author and the moderator will discuss the policy relevant conclusions and potential applications in the European Union and Hungary.

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