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Research staff


Anikó Balogh
Balogh, Anikó researcher
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Anikó Bernát
Anikó Bernát, researcher
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Anna B. Kis
Anna B. Kis, researcher
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Reka Branyiczki
Reka Branyiczki, researcher
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Tamás Keller
Tamás Keller, researcher
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Krisztián Pósch
Krisztián Pósch, researcher
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Blanka Szeitl
Blanka Szeitl, researcher
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Annamária Tátrai
Annamária Tátrai, researcher
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Adatbank


Péter Hegedűs, databank coordinator
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Support Staff


Orsolya Szabó
Orsolya Szabó, office manager
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Dóra Honfi
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Board of Directors


Tamás Kolosi
Tamás Kolosi, founder and president of TÁRKI
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István György Tóth
István György Tóth, C.E.O. of TÁRKI
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Iván Szelényi
Iván Szelényi, scientific advisor
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Senior Staff


Zoltán Fábián
Zoltán Fábián, senior researcher
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András Gábos
András Gábos, senior researcher
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Róbert Iván Gál
Róbert Iván Gál, senior researcher
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Márton Medgyesi
Márton Medgyesi
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Péter Róbert
Péter Róbert, senior researcher
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Endre Sik
Endre Sik, senior researcher
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Bori Simonovits
Bori Simonovits, senior researcher
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Péter Szivós
Péter Szivós, managing director
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External advisors

Tarki is proud to have a wide array of international comparative projects. While working on them, we benefit from the coopertation with a broad network of experts, to whom we are very grateful for their ongoing support.
The exclusive network of scholars who are invited to be external advisors to Tarki includes social scientists of high international renown, working in the fields relevant to the core activities of Tarki.

Michael Förster Michael Förster is a senior policy analyst at the OECD Social Policy Division. He has been working in different departments at the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs since 1986 and, particularly, has been involved in successive OECD work on income distribution and poverty. He is co-author of "Growing Unequal?" (OECD 2008) and lead author of the follow-up study, "Divided we Stand: Why Inequality keeps rising" (OECD 2011). Mr. Förster is currently directing several follow-up projects to this work, including work on the impact of the Great Recession and consolidation policies on inequalities in OECD countries, a study on the distributive effects of employment structure changes, and work on recent poverty and inequality trends in OECD and emerging economies. In the past, he has been working with international research institutes, such as the Luxembourg Income Study (1994-1996) and the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna (2000-2004). Mr. Förster studied economics at the Universities of Vienna, Austria (M.A.) and Saarbrücken, Germany and holds a Ph.D. from University of Liege, Belgium. He is member of several scientific advisory boards of international research projects and the NGO "inequality watch", and a member of the French national observatory of poverty and social exclusion (ONPES). He is author of various journal articles, research papers and book contributions.

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Ive Marx Ive Marx took degrees in Political and Social Sciences and in Economics. He directs research on minimum income protection and poverty, especially in relation to labour market change and migration at the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy. He is Associate Professor at the University of Antwerp and Chair of the Department of Sociology there. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor IZA in Bonn. He was involved in the European Low Wage Research Network (LoWER) that ran from 1996 until 2008. He is also involved in the EQUALSOC Network of Excellence and he currently coordinates the Policy Work Package within the FP7 GINI Project. He is stream leader and work package coordinator in the FP7 project IMPROVE. His main research interest is labour market and welfare state change in relation to the distribution of income, with a particular focus on poverty. He has published extensively on the issue of in-work poverty and minimum income protection. He has published books and book chapters with Amsterdam University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Edward Elgar and other publishers. Journal articles have appeared in International Labour Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Social Policy, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Common Market Studies, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Ethical Perspectives, European Journal of Social Security, Journal of European Social Policy. He has acted as a consultant for the European Commission and the OECD in various capacities and also for the ILO, the World Bank, and other organisations. The volume 'Minimum Income Protection in Flux', co-edited with Kenneth Nelson (SOFI) has appeared in Palgrave Macmillan's Work and Welfare Series in 2013. He is co-editor of a two volume book on changing inequalities and societal impacts published with Oxford University Press in 2014.

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Heinz-Herbert Noll Dr. Heinz-Herbert Noll was the long-time director of the Social Indicators Research Centre of GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim. Since his retirement in 2014 he works as a freelance researcher and scientific advisor. He graduated in sociology, economics, social policy and statistics at the University of Frankfurt and received his doctorate at the University of Mannheim. He has taught at various European universities. H.-H. Noll was co-editor of the German social report "Datenreport" for almost two decades and a principal investigator of the German "Welfare Surveys". He also initiated the series of annual "Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe" conferences as a main organizer. Noll served as chair of the Social Indicators Section of the German Sociological Association and was President of the Research Committee “Social Indicators” of the ISA as well as of the “International Society for Quality of Life Studies”. He also is/was a member of the editorial boards of several international journals, including “Social Indicators Research”. Noll has been the coordinator of the EuReporting-Project and participated in several other European Framework Projects, among them most recently the FP7 project e-Frame - European Framework for Measuring Progress. H.-H. Noll has published widely on topics related to social indicators, quality of life, subjective well-being as well as social inequality and social structures.

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Wiemer Salverda Professor Wiemer Salverda is a macroeconomic political economist of labour studies with a strong interest in the long-run evolution of the dimensions of age, education, gender, households, pay, and occupation in the labour market. He holds a special chair on Labour Market and Inequality at the Amsterdam Center for Inequality Studies AMCIS and is a Director emeritus of the interdisciplinary Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies AIAS, both of the University of Amsterdam.
He coordinated the international-country EU-funded research project Growing Inequalities’ Impacts GINI (2010–2013) that charted the social and political impacts of inequalities; Oxford UP published the results as Salverda et al. and Nolan et al.. Previously he coordinated the successful European Low-wage Employment Research Network LoWER from inception to expiry (1995–2008; funded by EU Framework Programmes 4, 5, and 6). The network has published 16 books, special journal issues and reports, and the Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality with the world’s top-ranking scholars considering many important angles. He chaired the Governing Council of the EQUALSOC Network of Excellence (2005-2010), and coordinated, e.g., the Demand Patterns and Employment Growth (FP5) research project, which published its result at Princeton UP (Gregory et al. 2007), including important contributions by Fuchs, Baumol, and Gordon. He was an active joint coordinator of the Low-wage Work in Europe project of the Russell Sage Foundation, New York, led by Nobel Laureate Robert Solow. He has taken part in various EU Expert Working Groups and acted as a Conference Rapporteur for the EU/OECD. He advised the OECD on wage inequality in the Netherlands, the British Low Pay Commission, and several ILO/EU Expert Working Groups, on the Minimum wage, Effects of the crisis, and Public-sector adjustment in the Financial Crisis.
He has a long-standing interest in the youth labour market, running from his 1992 thesis Youth unemployment: Dynamics of the Dutch Labour Market 1955-1988, via journal articles and advice on the OECD reports Jobs for Youth and Jobs for Immigrants (closely connected subjects), to recent conference contributions for ItaliaLavoro/OECD in Rome and Dutch government ministries in The Hague. He contributed parts of the OECD’s Older Workers report for the Netherlands.
More detail about these and other research interests, activities and contributions can be found below and at http://www.uva-aias.net/cpages/staff/2008.

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Holly Sutherland Holly Sutherland is Research Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and Director of EUROMOD at the University of Essex, UK and Visiting Professor in the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics. She has previously worked at the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and University College, London. She has 30 years of experience of designing, building and using tax-benefit microsimulation models and coordinating international projects involving the development and application of the EU tax-benefit model, EUROMOD. This is now used both as a tool for academic research (e.g. in public finance and comparative social policy) and for policy monitoring and analysis by the European Commission. She is particularly proud of its role in helping to bridge the gap between scientific research and the policy world and in facilitating the construction of tax-benefit models in non-EU countries without them (e.g. South Africa, Serbia). She has co-authored/edited 5 books on microsimulation modelling and published widely in economics and social policy journals. Her research interests include comparative study of the distributional effects of social and economic policies; the gendered effects of re-distribution policies; and child poverty measurement and analysis.

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Iván Szelényi Iván Szelényi is William Graham Sumner Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Yale University; Max Weber Professor of Social Sciences and Foundation Dean of Social Sciences at NYU Abu Dhabi. He is a Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an ordinary member of the Hungarian National Academy of Sciences. He holds honorary degrees from Corvinus University, Budapest, Flinders University of South Australia and Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet, Erlangen-Nürnberg. He is former President of the Hungarian Sociological Association and former Vice-President of the American Sociological Association. He is recipient of the Luckmann Distinguished Teaching award from UCLA and the Széchenyi Prize, granted by the President of the Hungarian Republic. He is author/co-author of The Intellectuals on the Road the Class Power (1979), Urban Inequalities under State Socialism (1983), Socialist Entrepreneurs (1988), Making Capitalism without Capitalists (1998) and Patterns of Exclusion (2006).

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