Dr. Balázs Szepesi
Economist, sociologist, doctor of political science (PhD). Head of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium's School of Economics and Entrepreneurship Research Workshop. During his career, he worked as an analyst, government official and teacher. During his career as an analyst, he prepared economic policy and public policy analyses, including on businesses, competitiveness, development policy, regional policy, and public policy methodological issues. Founder of the Hétfa Research Institute (2009). He was the leader of the research leading to the book Report on the State of Capitalism in Hungary (2009). He is the author of several scientific publications dealing with competitiveness and the operation of domestic enterprises. As Deputy State Secretary for Economic Development (2018-2020), he managed the business policy activities of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology and led the development of the government's strategy for strengthening small and medium-sized enterprises. As chief of staff of the Parliamentary and Strategic State Secretary of the Ministry of National Economy (2010-2012), he dealt with economic policy results and competitiveness programs, and led the development of the Simple State Program focusing on administrative reduction. Previously, as head of department (2004-2006) and as a referent (1999-2000), he prepared analyzes supporting the development of programs based on EU development resources. He is a permanent teacher at the Rajk Vocational College, a patron teacher at the Széchenyi István Vocational College, and has taught several times at the Debrecen Közgazdász Vocational College. Founder and editor-in-chief of Összkép Magazin. He completed his studies at the Garay János High School in Szekszárd, the Budapest University of Economics and the Central European University. He was a member of the Rajk Vocational College.