Economic Research

Continuing the traditions of its predecessor, Financial Research Plc. has been involved with a broad range of research work since its inception, partially on governmental or corporate request, and partially in cooperation with foreign organisations. Furthermore, the company is also able to finance analysis work from its income gained from business consultancy. These two spheres of activity are closely interlocked: business enterprises are built on research results, whilst practical experience enriches theoretical conclusions.
Most of our staff possess scientific degrees: two have been awarded the title of Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, several of them teach at universities and colleges. Their publications regularly appear in national and foreign professional journals, and they reach a wider spectrum of readership via daily and weekly papers.

The main trends of the economic research carried out within Financial Research Plc. are characterised by the linking of macro- and microeconomic approaches, empiric corporate and institution analyses, and complex, model-type analyses, as well as by a joint application of national and European Union viewpoints, primarily in the following areas:

  • Economic policy
  • Budget and budgetary policy
  • Monetary policy
  • Banking system
  • Capital flow and functioning capital investments
  • State property management and privatisation
  • Sector studies (agricultural economy, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, retail trade)
  • Regionális politika
  • Competition, competitiveness and state funding

During recent years, our most important clients have been the Finance Ministry, the Ministry of Economy, Transport and Telecommunications, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hungarian Privatisation and State Holding Company, the Treasury Property Directorate, the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority, the Hungarian Competition Authority, the Kereskedelmi és Hitelbank (Commercial and Credit Bank), the Hungarian Development Bank, the CIB Bank, the Allianz Hungary Insurance Company and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Our colleagues have participated in the Phare, ACE and CIPE schemes, and have contributed to research programmes for the World Bank, UNCTAD and the Center for Economic Policy Research.