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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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Our staff

TÁRKI's most valuable asset is the knowledge and expertise of its researchers. We do not simply apply existing methodologies to social and economic problems, rather, work on constantly developing and expanding these methods and are open to challenges to apply this knowledge to new problems.

Tamás KolosiTamás Kolosi founded TÁRKI in 1985. He led several major sociological study on social stratification, social structure, inequalities and value orientations since the seventies. Kolosi developed a theory of late socialist social structure. In his view (state) redistributive and small scale private economy formed a dual system of stratification. This is the so-called "L-model" of reform socialist Hungarian society. Meanwhile Kolosi played key role in the introduction of mathematical statistical methods and tools in Hungarian social science. His research interest includes the problem of empirical measurement in social sciences, life styles, elite formations during post-communist transition.
He is also turned to be successful businessman in the book publishing industry during the nineties. He is the president and CEO of the Lira és Lant Inc. Between 1989-1990 Tamás Kolosi was advisor to the Prime Minister, Mr. Miklós Németh and between (1998-2002) Mr. Viktor Orbán. President of the Hungarian Republic awarded him Széchenyi Prize in 2001.
István György Tóth István György Tóth PhD in Sociology, Director of TÁRKI Social Research Institute and affiliate professor at Budapest Corvinus University. His teaching curriculum at PhD level courses focuses on measurement and interpretation of distribution of well-being and incomes in international comparisons. As co-editor of the bi-annual Hungarian Social Report series since 1998, he contributed to the development and regular publishing of social indicators for Hungary (and for cross country comparisons). His book “Income Distribution: From the Systemic change to the Joining of the European Union” also serves as methods teaching material at various university level courses. He has been a consultant to various international organisations such as the OECD and the World Bank. In addition, he has been asked to comment on European survey projects, e.g. Eurobarometer and EU-SILC. He is member of the Advisory Board to the Luxembourg Income Study and serves as a board member for GINI project as well as for the IMPROVE project (both are flagship FP7 projects designed to uncover cross country trends in level and variation of living standards and incomes in Europe). Currently he is taking lead positions InGRID (as leader of poverty and living conditions pillar, member of the Steering Committee of the project and also in Privmort (Privatisation and Mortality in Post-Communism: A Multi-Level Indirect Demographic Analysis (as co-investigator and coordinator of fieldwork in the four countries).

In addition to our permanent staff, we regularly co-operate with a network of some of the best sociologists and economists in the country on research projects that require external expertise. Furthermore, we are engaged in a number of international projects, and we have access, including formal agreements, to the expertise and resources of several polling institutes and think-tanks all over Europe.