Dr. Attila Varga

Dr. Attila Varga

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Attila Varga is the Director of the Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Center and Professor at the Department of Economics and Econometrics of the Faculty of Economics and Econometrics at the University of Pécs. He earned his Ph.D. at West Virginia University (USA) in 1997. His previous positions include a Research Assistant Professorship at the Regional Research Institute of West Virginia University (1997-1998) and Senior Research Fellowships at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (1999-2001). From 2006 to 2012 he served as the Director of the Department of Economics and Regional Studies of FBE. Invited visiting research positions: the Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University (1997), Max Planck Institute, Jena (2004), Saint Etienne University (2005), JRC-IPTS of the European Commission, in Seville (2008), GREThA at the University of Bordeaux (2012). Attila Varga is internationally well-known for his research in the fields of regional innovation and economic development. He has published widely in major international journals of his research field. Attila Varga is also the Director of the Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics.


Attila Varga, Norbert Szabó, Tamás Sebestyén (2020)
Economic impact modeling of smart specialization policy: Which industries should prioritization target? Papers in Regional Science (on-line acces) https://rsaiconnect.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/pirs.12529 

Varga, A., Sebestyén, T., Szabó, N., Szerb, L. (2020)
Estimating the economic impacts of knowledge network and entrepreneurship development in smart specialization policy. Regional Studies 54, 48-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2018.1527026 

Szerb László, Varga Attila, Sebestyén Tamás, Szabó Norbert (2019)
A vállalkozás szerepe a gazdasági növekedésben Magyarországon. Közgazdasági Szemle 66, 607-634. 

Tamás Sebestyén, Attila Varga (2019)
Knowledge networks in regional development: an agent-based model and its application. Regional Studies 53, 1333-1343. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2019.1622663 


List of publications

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