March 21, 2016
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2016/03/21/meglepo_mennyit_er_a_halasztott_iskolakezdes/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “Surprisingly, delaying the start date of school for some is most beneficial.” The article argues that in case of those children who start school a year later, and whose parents’ highest education is a high-school degree, it is beneficial for students’ later studies to enter school a year later.
March 20, 2016
http://index.hu/gazdasag/2016/03/20/fu_marihuanapiac_usa_legalizacio_marihuana/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu in an article about the legalization of drugs such as marihuana, cite a research by Botond Koszegi, associate professor at CEU’s Department of Economics, in which Koszegi argues that people underestimate the chances of getting addicted to drugs like alcohol and cigarettes. See the research at http://www.nber.org/papers/w8777.pdf
February 29, 2016
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2016/02/29/a_nok_magyarorszagon_tobbet_dolgoznak_mint_a_ferfiak/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “Women in Hungary Work More Than Men.” The article proves that Hungarian females work at least an hour more each day than their male counterparts, and argue that this might be a strong reason for the low birth rate in the country.
February 9, 2016
Botond Koszegi of CEU’s Department of Economics has been appointed “egyetemi tanar” as of February 1, 2016. The title, which literally means “university professor,” indicates a high ranking within Hungarian higher education. To qualify for accreditation in Hungary, doctoral schools must have a certain number of such professors. For this reason, the promotion of a CEU faculty member to this rank is an important step in increasing CEU’s integration into the Hungarian higher education system
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 16, 2015
Lajos Bokros, professor of economics and public policy and former Hungarian finance minister, writes about the Hungarian National Bank's purchase of the Budapest Stock Exchange in a piece entitled "The Destruction of Hungary's Institutions and the Reversal of Transition".