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Ilona KOVÁCS Mrs Ferencné Dr. Molnár

senior research fellow

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Short Bio

Ilona Kovács is senior research fellow at the Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences where she has been working since her graduation from former Karl Marx University of Economics (presently Corvinus University of Budapest) in 1965. She has written widely on empirical demand analysis, income and price effects on demand, analysis of consumption patterns, international comparison of consumption and consumption patterns, income distribution and income inequalities, international comparison of price structures, relationship between taxing and income distribution. She has been participating in numerous OTKA (National Scientific Research Fund) research projects, and international ACE Phare project financed by the Commission of the European Union. In 1989 she succesfully defenced her Ph.D thesis. In 1990 she was awarded a two year Fulbright scholarship, spent one year at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Economics, in Philadelphia with Professor Robert Summers working on the ICP (International Comparison Programme) project, the second year at Florida International University in Miami, Center of Economic Research. While in the USA she organized an international conference on international comparison of price structures in Miami, and presented papers here and was an invited lecturer in Portland, Oregon, and also at the Annual Congress of the American Economic Association in New Orleans. She had several scholarship in European countries: Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Sveden, the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia. Between 1970 and 1974 she spent four years in the United States in New York, with her husband, dr. Ferenc Molnár, working in the United Nations. While in the USA she was attending the mathematical economics course of Professor Kelvin Lancaster at Columbia University, and attended also English and French courses in the UN, and taken proficiency examination of both languages. She has been teaching microeconomics at Gödöllő University of Agricultural Sciences in Gyöngyös and Pannon University of Agricultural Sciences in Keszthely.

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