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.
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 22, 2015
Provost/Pro-Rector Liviu Matei presented the 2015 CEU Award for Outstanding Research to Professor Botond Koszegi of the Department of Economics at CEU’s 25th Academic Year Opening Ceremony on September 21, 2015. Similarly to the Yrjo Jahnsson Award Koszegi received earlier this year, the CEU Award for Outstanding Research also recognizes his contribution to the theoretical foundations of behavioral economics, and its application to public finance and contract theory.
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)