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Research staff


Anikó Balogh
Balogh, Anikó researcher
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Anikó Bernát
Anikó Bernát, researcher
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Márton Medgyesi
Márton Medgyesi
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Tamás Keller
Tamás Keller
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Bori Simonovits
Bori Simonovits, researcher
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TÁRKI Social Research Inc. is an independent, employee-owned research organisation that specialises in policy research in the fields of social policy and the social consequences of economic policies. This includes related data-collection, archiving and statistical activities. We recently increased our involvement in the areas of strategic market research and health policy analysis. In addition, we regularly contribute to basic research, in the areas of social stratification and inequality, and to the methodology of empirical social research.

Board of Directors


Tamás Kolosi
Tamás Kolosi, founder and president of TÁRKI
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Tamás Rudas
Tamás Rudas, academic director of TÁRKI
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István György Tóth
István György Tóth, C.E.O. of TÁRKI
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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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Péter Róbert
Péter Róbert, senior researcher
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Matild Sági
Matild Sági, senior researcher
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Endre Sik
Endre Sik, senior researcher
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Péter Szivós
Péter Szivós, managing director
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Zoltán Fábián

Zoltán FÁBIÁN Zoltán Fábián is senior researcher at TÁRKI Social Research Institute. He was a fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and became a candidate of sociology in 1999. His dissertation was published in a book titled Tekintélyelvűség és előítéletek (Prejudices and authoritarianism). He is the author and co-author of a number of articles and book chapters in the field of social psychology, social structure and political behavior. In 2003 he was the coordinator of a large-scale information society monitoring study in Hungary. In this project a consortium of different research agencies and think tanks provided consultancy to the Ministry of Information Society and Telecommunication to develop a new Strategy for the Hungarian Information Society. The consortium created and monitored the benchmarking indicators of the new Strategy, and produced e-Europe indicators.
He coordinated the social and market research on the introduction of digital terrestrial television platform (DVB-T) in Hungary in 2002. This research was sponsored by Antenna Hungária broadcasting company.
Fábián has been one of the coordinators of World Internet Project (WIP), Hungary between 2001 and 2007.
He contributed to a longitudinal survey on income and labor market dynamics, the Hungarian Household Panel (HHP). He has also been a consultant to the World Bank as a HHP database expert in 1998. Between 2000 and 2004 he was the Hungarian coordinator of the CHER (Consortium of Household Panels for European Socio-economic Research) project which was financially supported by the European Union in the Fifth Framework Program. This project was aimed at harmonizing and integrating numerous national household panel studies and the European Community Household Panel into a common comparative database.
Between 2005 and 2007 he was the president of the Political Behaviour Section of the Hungarian Sociological Association. He was a member of the Sociology Subcommittee of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (2004-2006). He was awarded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1994, 1998) and by the Hungarian Sociological Association (1998).

Selected list of publications:


2009. "WP6 Final report: Strengthening the CESSDA RI (CESSDA PPP Deliverable 6.1)” Co-authors: Adrian Duşa (RODA), Jindřich Krejčí (SDA), Janez Štebe (ADP), Péter Hegedűs (TARKI), Brigitte Hausstein (GESIS). http://www.cessda.org/project/doc/WP6_Final_Report.pdf

2009. "WP7 Final report: Widening CESSDA: Inclusiveness and Comprehensiveness of the upgraded European research infrastructure (CESSDA PPP Deliverable 7.1) Co-authors: Brigitte Hausstein (GESIS), Janez Stebe (ADP), Adrian, Dusa (RODA), Péter Hegedűs (TARKI), Karl Müller (WISDOM). http://www.cessda.org/project/doc/D7.1_Report_and_Recommendations.pdf

2009. Three roads to Comparative Research: Analytical, Visual and Morphological. Wien: Edition Echoraum (Vol. 8. of the Series: Complexity, Design, Society. (Co-edited by Tos Niko, K. H. Müller, Z. J. Krejci, M. Zielinski)

2009. "Opportunity and Digital Literacy: Media Consumption and Digital Tool Usage Status Groups in Hungary.” In: Gustavo Cardoso, Angus Cheong and Jeffrey Cole. World Wide Internet: Changeing Societies, Economies and Cultures. Macau: University of Macau. pp. 241-266. (co-authors: Anikó Bernát, Anna Galácz and Bence Ságvári.)

2008. "Housing and material conditions.” In: István György Tóth (ed.) TÁRKI European Social Report 2008. Budapest: TÁRKI. pp. 106-124. (Co-author: Anikó Bernát.)

2004. "Digital Inequality and Types of Info-communication Tool Use.” In: Tamás Kolosi, István György Tóth and György Vukovich. (eds.) Social Report 2004. Budapest: TÁRKI. pp. 299-320. (With co-authors: Róbert Angelusz and Róbert Tardos)

2004. "Is Prejudice Growing in Hungary?” In: Tamás Kolosi, István György Tóth and György Vukovich. (eds.) Social Report 2004. Budapest: TÁRKI. pp. 363-385. (With co-authors: Zsolt Enyedi and Endre Sik)

2003. Mapping the Digital Future. Hungarian Society and the Internet. Budapest: ITTK-TÁRKI. (With co-authors: Tibor Dessewffy, Anna Galácz, Zsófia Rét)

2001. "Authoritarianism and Prejudice in Present-Day Hungary.” „Determinants of Denial and Acceptance of Refugees in Hungary.” In: Phalet, Karen and Antal Örkény. (eds.) Ethnic Minorities and Inter-Ethnic Relations in Context: A Dutch-Hungarian Comparison. Aldershot, Burlington USA, Singapore, Sydney: Ashgate. pp. 201-215. (With co-authors: Zsolt Enyedi and Ferenc Erős)

1999. "Voter Allegiances and Voter Loyalty." in: Zsolt Spéder (ed.). Hungary in Flux. Hamburg: Krämer Verlag. pp. 235-251

1999. "The middle strata in transformation." in: Andorka, R., T. Kolosi R. Rose and G. Vukovich." A Society Transformed Hungary in Time-Space Perspective. Budapest: Central European University Press. pp. 97-112.