February 8, 2016
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2016/02/08/amikor_a_sokszinuseg_huzta_a_magyar_gazdasagot/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “When Multiculturalism was the Driving Force Behind the Hungarian Economy.” The article argues that areas where the population is less homogenous develop faster, both in their economy and culture.
January 28, 2016
Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet reports: Based on a statement by the economists at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (MAB) is investigating the higher-educational activities of the Hungarian National Bank (MNB). According to University Professor Laszlo Matyas at CEU’s Department of Economics, the Pallas Athene foundation of MNB does not seem to have the necessary background for running an umbrella institution for PhD education in economics.
January 18, 2016
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2016/01/18/defacto/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “What can a man do for more children to be born in Hungary?” The article reflects on the recent Hungarian public discourse initiated by polarizing political statements regarding women’s roles. According to research data, the article argues that more babies are born in developed countries where women work and men take their share of household duties.
January 13, 2016
Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap asked expert commentary from Laszlo Csaba, professor at CEU’s Department of International Relations on the state of the Hungarian economy. The professor expects economic growth for both this and the next year. Growth will inevitably slow down without reforms though, Csaba added. Due to copyright regulations, the interview is only available in print (1.13.2016. pp.1,10. Csaba Laszlo: erzi a kisember is a gazdasag novekedeset) Further coverage: Trend FM (1.13.2016.)
December 28, 2015
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2015/12/28/on_no_ennyivel_keres_kevesebbet/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “Are you a female? This is how much less you earn.” According to the article data shows that in Hungary among higher income earners women take home 26% less money than their male counterparts.
December 10, 2015
Hungarian weekly Magyar Narancs reports: In an article about the Orban government’s strategy to purchase property back for the state that previously had been privatized, Peter Mihalyi, visiting professor at CEU’s Department of Economics highlighted that each purchase had been a one by one measure by the government, as it did not make a new law on nationalizing back such property. Due to copyright regulations, the article is available in the weekly (12.10.2015. pp.14-17. Farkasetvagy).
December 2, 2015
http://hvg.hu/gazdasag/20151201_berrabszolgak_tartjak_fenn_fizetes - Hungarian news portal hvg.hu reports about the low salaries people in public service receive in Hungary and cite a study by Defacto, the bi-weekly economics blog created and maintained by CEU.
November 16, 2015
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2015/11/16/ezert_nem_tudnak_a_szakiskolasok_olvasni/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “The Reason Why Students Graduating from Vocational Schools Cannot Read.” According to the article data shows that students studying at vocational schools finish their studies with worrisomely low basic competency skills – not because they are not clever, but because of the education they receive.
October 26, 2015
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2015/10/26/legenybucsu_vagy_oltony-nyakkendo/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “Stag Parties or Neckties?” The article investigates the reasons behind the growth of tourism in the Hungarian capital in recent years.