Paper Repository

Panel 1 – Trust and cronyism

Chair: Mária Csanádi (HAS CERS)

György Lengyel (CUB) – Laura Szabó (CUB)
Elites’ Trust in Institutions: The Hungarian Political Elite Compared

Istvan Janos Tóth (HAS CERS) – Miklós Hajdu (CUB)
Cronyism in Hungary: Empirical analysis of public tenders 2010-2016

József Péter Martin (Transparency International Hungary)
The Interplay between Cronyism and Economic Policy – the Case of Hungary

Panel 2 – Public debt management
Chair: István Benczes (CUB)

Niclas Berggren (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)) – Christian Bjørnskov (Aarhus University)
Regulation and government deb

Csaba László (CUB)
State debt in statistics and in reality: What is the impact of the seizure of the private pension fund system on the long-term financing of the state?

Tamás Vasvári (University of Pécs)
Bail-out of Hungarian municipalities: short and long-term effects

Panel 3 – Civil society, populism
Chair: Andrea Szalavetz (HAS CERS)

Zoltán Ádám (CUB)
Institutional roots of authoritarian populism: The problem of over-centralization with reference to post-1990 Hungary

Attila Bartha (CUB)
Deviation Again? Understanding Populism in Central Eastern European Development of Capitalism and Democracy

Ilona Tomova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
The Nationalistic Challenge to the Liberal Political orientation: The Rise of Anti-Gypsism and Islamophobia in Bulgaria

Panel 4 – History of economic thoughts
Chair: Péter Gedeon (CUB)

Péter Mihályi (CUB)
The theories of János Kornai and a less known Hungarian economist, Ferenc Jánossy on unbalanced economic growth FULL PAPER (PDF)

Aladár Madarász (HAS CERS)
The pivot of which everything turns”
Entrepreneurship, capitalism and Schumpeter – fragments of a conceptual history

Panel 5 – Planned Economy II
Chair: Balázs Hámori (CUB)

Liudmyla Vozna (independent researcher)
Asymmetric Information and its Relation with the Type of Equilibrium in the Planned Economy

Novo Plakalovic (University of East Sarajevo)
János Kornai’s evaluation of the transitional path

Orosz Ágnes (HAS CERS)
Hungary within the East Central European welfare state regime

Panel 6 – Society
Chair: Péter Mihályi (CUB)

Éva Berde (CUB) – László Tőkés (CUB)
Shortage for the old and paradise (or hell) for the young?

Slawomir Czech (University of Economics in Katowice) – Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz (Jagiellonian University)
Origins of institutions in the perspective of institutional economics: A case study of women and men in pensions systems

Ilona Cserháti (CUB) – Imola Csóka (CUB) – Tibor Keresztély (CUB)
The recent role of government in mitigating socio-economic gaps

Panel 7 – Transition I
Chair: Dóra Piroska (CUB)

Dóra Győrffy (CUB)
What remains of the ideals of transition?

Áron Perényi (Swinburne University of Technology) – Alexis Esposto (Swinburne University of Technology) – Malcolm Abbott (Swinburne University of Technology) – Jill Bamforth (Swinburne University of Technology)
Path dependency of institutional reform from an economic transition perspective: The case of Argentina

Michael Landesmann (WIIW) – Ivano Cardinale (Goldsmiths University of London)
Europe’s ‘other transition’: addressing Rodrik’s trilemma through evolving intermediate state structures

Panel 8 – Innovation and Finance
Chair: Ágnes Nagy (National Bank of Romania)

István Magas (CUB)
Financial adjustments to external shocks: Empirical evidence from some EU members and transition countries (1993-2014)

Edina Berlinger (CUB) – Anita Lovas (CUB)
The effects of state subsidy on early stage innovation financing

Ágnes Nagy (Babeș-Bolyai University ) – Annamária Dézsi-Benyovszki (Babeș-Bolyai University) – Imre Székely (Babeș-Bolyai University)
Composite indicator of financial systemic stress

Panel 9 – Soft Budget Constraint I
Chair: Dóra Győrffy (CUB)

Imre Fertő (HAS CERS)-Štefan Bojnec (University of Primorska)-József Fogarasi (AKI)- Ants Hannes Viira (EMU)
Soft budget constraint and the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy: A comparative analysis

Klaus Nielsen (Birkbeck, University of London)
The prevalence of the soft budget constraint syndrome: Institutional preconditions

Péter Halmosi (University of Szeged)
The role of “soft budget” constraint in the financial crises of Detroit and Puerto Rico – Comparison

Panel 10 – Growth
Chair: Andrea Éltető (HAS CERS)

Yang Zhou (West Virginia University)
The “Checks and Balances” in the Socialist Regime: the Party Chief and Mayor Template

Gábor Kutasi (CUB)
Transition from command economy to macroeconomic populism: the Baltic case

Damian Tobin (SOAS University of London)
Currency Internationalisation and the Problem of Parallel Markets: A Historical Perspective on Hong Kong’s Renminbi market

Panel 11 – Transition II
Chair: András Simonovits (HAS CERS)

Tamás Mellár (University of Pécs)
Can economics be free from the neoclassical market doctrine? (Continuing the anti-equilibrium)

Tamás László Balogh (CUB) – Attila Tasnádi (CUB)
Mixed duopolies with advance production

Balázs Felsmann (CUB – REKK) – András Mezősi (CUB – REKK) – László Szabó (CUB – REKK)
Market versus bureaucracy: Price regulation in the EU electricity retail sector

Panel 12 – Kornai’s market theory
Chair: Dániel Deák (CUB)

László Jankovics (European Commission)
Independent fiscal institutions: “new kids on the block” in economic policy

László Zsolnai (CUB)
Ethics and Market: The Crowding Effect

Ádám Kerényi (HAS CERS)
János Kornai’s contribution to and beyond economics

Panel 13 – Soft Budget Constraint II
Chair: Zoltán Ádám (CUB)

Katalin Botos (PPCU)
SBC in historical analysis

Ágnes Vidovics-Dancs (CUB) – János Száz (CUB)
The SBC syndrome as a put-call phenomenon

Zsolt Havran (CUB) – Krisztina András (CUB)
Understanding Soft Budget Constraint in Western-European and Central-Eastern-European professional football

Panel 14 – U-turn
Chair: Iván Major (HAS CERS)

Matthew Stenberg (University of California, Berkeley) – Laura Jákli (University of California,Berkeley)
Subnational Institutional Conversion and Democratic Decline in Eastern Europe

Paul Hare (Heriot-Watt University)
State-building for the Market Economy in Eastern Europe

Lajos Bokros (CEU)
Nothing is irreversible: The Wholesale Reversal of Structural Reforms in Hungary

Panel 15 – Centralisation
Chair: Ádám Kerényi (HAS CERS)

András Semjén (HAS CERS) – Marcell Le (ELTE)
The desired goals and actual short-term consequences of the centralisation of public education in Hungary

Dániel Deák (CUB)
Over-Centralisation in Hungarian Higher Education: Reasons and consequences

Éva Krenyácz (CUB)
Modify management thinking in health care: impact of centralization