October 6, 2015
Andras Hann, MA student in the Department of Economics, published an article on Hungarian news portal magyarnarancs.hu about the planned congestion charge in Budapest. Hann argues for the need of such an initiative, providing also an overview of other European cities’ practice in this issue. For more information (in Hungarian) see http://magyarnarancs.hu/lokal/jon-a-dugodij-kell-ez-nekunk-96541
October 5, 2015
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2015/10/05/megvan_ki_fizeti_a_minimalbert/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “Who Pays for the Minimum Wage.” According to the article data shows that well to do Hungarian households, the unemployed and pensioners are affected negatively by the raise of the minimum wage level, while it benefits low earners.
September 14, 2015
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2015/09/14/segit-e_a_minimalber_az_alacsony_keresetu_dolgozokon/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “Does Minimum Wage Help Low Earners?” According to the article it does, as data shows that raising the level of the minimum wage in Hungary between 2000 and 2002 resulted in a 21% wage-growth for low income employees, and only 4% of people falling into the low-income category lo
August 27, 2015
Hungarian weekly Figyelo carries an interview with CEU Alumnus Laszlo Sandor (ECON'08) about how research based on experiments and big data replace strictly theoretical research in the field of economics. Due to copyright regulations the article is available in the weekly Figyelo (August 27, 2015. pp.20-21. A szunyoghalot ingyen kell adni)
August 24, 2015
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2015/08/24/megdobbento_mennyit_er_egy_jo_tanar/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “It is Shocking How Much a Good Teacher is Worth.” Based on the research of Chetty, Friedman and Rockoff (The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: http://www.rajchetty.com/chettyfiles/value_added.htm) the article reveals that students assigned to good teachers are more l
August 3, 2015
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2015/08/03/nem_konnyu_eltavolodni_a_nyugattol/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “It’s not Easy to Open to the East”. The article investigates the results of Hungary’s diplomatic endeavors to form economic ties with Eastern countries.
May 11, 2015
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2015/05/11/ne_kinat_irigyeljuk_hanem_lengyelorszagot/ -Hungarian news portal index.hu issued the next article of Defacto with the title “We Should Rather Envy Poland than China”. The article states that the Visegrad Region (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) had been doing well economically since the change of regime.
April 27, 2015
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2015/04/27/mennyien_leszunk_magyarorszagon_2050-ben/ - Defacto’s latest article claims that the proportion of working-age population in Hungary will decline by 19 percent, while the whole population will decline by 5.5 percent in 25 years. This might lead to a substantial decrease in pensions and the growth of state deficit per capita, which could be remedied by encouraging immigration.
April 13, 2015
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2015/04/13/felzarkoznak_vagy_lemaradnak_a_roma_fiatalok/ - Defacto, a bi-weekly economics blog at index.hu created and maintained by CEU economics professors, posted its latest article with the title “Can Roma Youth Break out of Deep Poverty?” The article discusses the latest statistics that show a growing gap between Roma and non-Roma youth finishing their secondary education.
March 30, 2015
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2015/03/30/on_mennyi_penzert_olne_meg_egy_kiserleti_egeret/ - Associate Professor Botond Koszegi discusses Armin Falk and Nora Szech’s experiment about market interaction’s erosion of moral values in the latest post of Index’s Defacto blog. For the original article about the experiment, see http://www.sciencemag.org/content/340/6133/707