Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing in Europe (MOPACT)
Tax and Benefit Policies in the Enlarged Europe: Assessing the Impact with Microsimulation Models
Research findings of the Social Situation Observatory
Head of the Economic Research Unit at the Ministry of Finance, Hungary
PhD in Social Policy: London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom
Masters in Economics: Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary.
Hungarian (mother tongue), English, German.
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
Welfare, income distribution, poverty, economics of happiness, social interactions
- "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. download pdf
- "Social participation statistics". (2010). Statistics Explained. Eurostat. more
- “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. download pdf
- “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. download from external link
- “Tax and Benefit Policies in the Enlarged Europe. Assessing the Impact with Microsimulation Models” (co-editor, with Holly Sutherland). (2009). Ashgate: Aldershot.
- "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
- "Tasting freedom: Happiness, religion and economic transition?" (2006). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 59: 173-194 download Working Paper version in pdf
- "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 download Working Paper version in pdf