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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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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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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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Péter Szivós Péter Szivós is currently responsible for day to day operation of the Institute. Beside managerial duties he steers projects on the research field of social exclusion, poverty, social policy evaluation and microsimulation. He heads TÁRKI Household Monitor Survey, and co-editor of its report series. He has been involved in numerous international research projects (e.g. I-CUE: 2005-, CHER: 2000-2003), acting as consultant to the World Bank, UNDP and OECD. He also headed working groups on some issues of the national statistical service (HBS, Esspros). Previously he worked for the Hungarian Central Statistical Office in different directorial positions. He graduated at Budapest University of Economics (now Corvinus University), M.Sc in Economics and Sociology (BUE, 1982), Dr. Univ. in Sociology (BUE, 1987).

Publications (selected list)

Poverty trends and socal transfers through the transition: Hungary, 1992-1998 In. Hungary – Long-term Poverty, Social Protection and the Labor Market Volume II, The World Bank, 2001 60 p. Co-author: Tóth István György

Inequalities in Earnings and Income In.: The Hungarian Labour Market: Review and Analysis 2002 (ed.: Károly Fazekas, Jenõ Koltay)  Institute of Economics, HAS and Hungarian Employment Fundation. Co-author: Medgyesi Márton

Selected Characteristics of Unemployment Recipients in 1994 In.: The Hungarian Labour Market: Review and Analysis 2002 (ed.: Károly Fazekas, Jenõ Koltay) Institute of Economics, HAS and Hungarian Employment Fundation

Poverty and Social Exclusion, In.: Study on the Social Protection Systems in the 13 Applicant Countries, Country Study (Hungary), Study financed by the European   Commission - DG Employment and Social Affairs - implemented by GVG/ LSE, Brussels, 2003

Poverty dynamics among families with children in Europe”, CHER Working paper 2003 - July, CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange, G.-D. Luxembourg. Co-author: Gábos András

Poverty in Hungary on the Eve of Entry to the EU In.: Social Report 2004 (ed.: Tamás Kolosi, István György Tóth, György Vukovich) p.96-120. Co-author: Gábos András.