Orsolya Lelkes
 
Orsolya Lelkes

Projects
Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing in Europe (MOPACT)
 
AIM-AP: Accurate Income Measurement for the Assessment of Public Policies
 
EUROMODupdate2
 
EUROMOD Update
 
European Observatory on the Social Situation
 
Social Situation Monitor
 
Study on Child Poverty
 
Measures for the Stimulation of the Labour Market for Elder Employees
 
Winners and losers of the crisis in Latvia
 
Vergleichende Analyse der Teilhabechancen in Europa - Social Inclusion in Europe
 
Active Ageing Index
 
I-CUE: Improving the Capacity and Usability of EUROMOD
 

Publications
Tax and Benefit Policies in the Enlarged Europe: Assessing the Impact with Microsimulation Models
 
Housing Quality Deficiencies and the Link to Income in the EU
 
Income Poverty in the EU
 
Poverty and Social Exclusion of Migrants in the European Union
 
Income Poverty and Social Exclusion in the EU
 
Happiness Across the Life Cycle: Exploring Age-Specific Preferences
 
Housing Problems and Access to Basic Local Services in the EU27.
 
Improvement during Crisis Years? Poverty and Housing Conditions across the EU, 2007 – 2012
 

External URL-Links
Research findings of the Social Situation Observatory
 
European Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies, Paris, 2012 (invited speaker)
 
Gallup\'s European Wellbeing Summit, Brussels, 2010 (invited speaker)
 
Economic Growth for Better Quality of Life in Europe, Brussels, 2010 (invited speaker)
 
2010 International Conference on Comparative EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (speaker)
 
2008 International Conference: Tax-benefit Microsimulation in the Enlarged Europe (organizer, speaker)
 
Annual conference of the Hungarian Society of Economists, Budapest, 2013 (keynote speaker)
 


Position
Senior Researcher - currently on leave of absence

Previous position
Senior Research Fellow and Economic Policy Analyst (2005-2012)
Head of the Economic Research Unit at the Ministry of Finance, Hungary (2002-2005)
Country representative at the EU Economic Policy Committe (EPC) (2003-2004)

Education
PhD in Social Policy: London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom
Masters in Economics: Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary.

Languages
Hungarian (mother tongue), English, German.

Contact details
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, A-1090 Wien
Tel: +43-1-319 45 05-49
Fax: +43-1-319 45 05-19
Email: Lelkes

Research interests
Welfare, income distribution, poverty, economics of happiness, social interactions

Selected publications
  • Happily Ever After. The Role of Welfare Policies”. (2015). In: B. Marin (ed.). The Future of Welfare in Global Europe. Ashgate: Farnham: 405-425.
  • "Minimising Misery: A New Strategy for Public Policies Instead of Maximising Happiness?" (2013). Social Indicators Research. 114 (1):121-137. Working paper version.
  • “The Loneliness of the Unemployed: Social and Political Participation in Germany in a European Context” (2013). Social Indicators Information Service (ISI), No. 50. August 2013: 7-11.
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  • "Happier and less isolated: internet use in old age". (2013). Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 21 (1): 33-46. Longer, working paper version.
  • "The distributional implications of income underreporting in Hungary". (with Dóra Benedek). (2011). Fiscal Studies, 32 (4): 539-560.
  • "Social participation statistics". (2010). Statistics Explained. Eurostat.
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  • “Social participation and social isolation”. (2010). In: A. B. Atkinson and E. Marlier (eds.). Income and living conditions in Europe. Eurostat Statistical books: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union: 217-240.
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  • “European Inequalities. Social Inclusion and Income Distribution in the European Union”. (co-editor, with István György Tóth, Terry Ward and Holly Sutherland). (2009). Tárki: Budapest.
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  • “Tax and Benefit Policies in the Enlarged Europe. Assessing the Impact with Microsimulation Models” (co-editor, with Holly Sutherland). (2009). Ashgate: Aldershot.
  • “Let Us Pray: Religious Interactions In Life Satisfaction” (with Andrew Clark). (2009). Working Paper No. 2009-01. Paris, Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques.
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  • “Assessment of income redistribution and a hypothetical flat tax reform in Hungary” (with Dóra Benedek). (2008). Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, 3(5): 173-186
  • “Social inclusion of migrants and their 2nd generation descendants” (with Eszter Zólyomi). (2008). Research Note of the Social Inclusion and Income Distribution network of the European Observatory on the Social Situation and Demography. 3/2008
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  • "Happiness across the Life-Cycle. Exploring Age-specific Preferences". (2007). In: B. Marin and A. Zaidi (eds.), Mainstreaming Ageing. Indicators to Monitor Sustainable Policies, European Centre Vienna. Ashgate: 359-391. download a shorter, Policy Brief version pdf
  • "Poverty of older people in EU25". (With Asghar Zaidi, Mattia Makovec, Michael Fuchs, Barbara Lipszyc, Marius Rummel, Bernd Marin, Klaas de Voos). (2007). In: B. Marin and A. Zaidi (eds.), Mainstreaming Ageing. Indicators to Monitor Sustainable Policies, European Centre Vienna. Ashgate: 217-242.
  • "Tax-benefit microsimulation models in Eastern Europe" (2007). International Journal of Microsimulation. 1(1).
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  • "Tasting freedom: Happiness, religion and economic transition?" (2006). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 59: 173-194
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  • "Knowing what is good for you Empirical analysis of personal preferences and the `objective good´". (2006). Journal of Socio-Economics, Special issue on the Socio-Economics of Happiness, 35 (2): 285-307
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  • "Social Exclusion in Central-Eastern Europe. Concept, Measurement and Policy Interventions" (2006), European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna; STEP Portugal, International Labour Office, Geneva
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  • “Deliver us from evil: religion as insurance” (with Andrew Clark). (2005). Deliver Us From Evil: Religion as Insurance. Working Paper No. 2005-43. Paris, Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques.
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  • "A magyarországi jövedelem újraelosztás és egy egykulcsos adóreform vizsgálata mikroszimulációs modellel. [Analysis of income redistribution and a hypothetical flat tax reform in Hungary, using a microsimulation model.] (with Dóra Benedek). (2006). "Közgazdasági Szemle" 53: 604-623.
  • "Low Participation among Older Men and the Disincentive Effects of Social Transfers: The Case of Hungary" (with Agota Scharle) (2004). In: T. Kolosi, I.Gy. Tóth, Gy. Vukovich (eds.), Social Report 2004, TARKI Social Research Centre, Budapest: 233-248

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