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GÁL Zoltán

Gál Zoltán
Transdanubian Research Institute

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Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name : Gál Zoltán

Place and date of birth : Eger, December 21st,1967

Marital status : married, two children

Contact

landline Centre +36 (72) 523-800
fax Centre +36 (72) 523-803
landline Work +36 (72) 523-825
E-mail galz(at)rkk.hu

Education and training

1992The Queens University, Belfast, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences — MSc.
1993Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen — BSc., MSc. (geography-history)
1994Central European University, Budapest — M.A. in banking history (in English)
1998Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest — PhD in Financial Geography
2000SQW & the British Know How Fund — Innovation manager
2009University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics — habilitation

Language skills

German (reads)
Russian (reads)
English (writes, reads, lectures)

Places of work and employment

1993—1996Centre for Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences Central and East-Hungarian Research Institute — HAS TMB scholarship
1994—1996University of Miskolc Faculty of Arts Department of World History — assistant lecturer
1996—1997Protestant Reformed High School in Pécs — teacher
1997—2000Centre for Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences Transdanubian Research Institute — junior research fellow
2000—Centre for Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences Transdanubian Research Institute — senior research fellow
2001—University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics, Pécs — consultant
2001—2003University of Kaposvár Faculty of Economic Science — department's senior
2004—2011University of Kaposvár Faculty of Economic Science — associate professor
2010—2013University of Kaposvár — Director of International Relations
2011—2015Kaposvári Egyetem GTK Regionális Gazdasági és Statisztika Tanszék — m.b. tanszékvezető, habilitált egyetemi docens
2012—MTA Közgazdaság- és Regionális Tudományi Kutatóközpont, Regionális Kutatások Intézete, Dunántúli Tudományos Osztály — tudományos főmunkatárs
2015—2016University of Pécs, Faculty of Economics — Senior Researcher (F7 project)
2016—University of Kaposvár — Head of the department of Regional Economics and Statistics

Teaching activities

1994—1996assistant lecturer, University of Mikolc
1998—2003visiting lecturer, University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics Department of Agriculture, Environment and Regional Economics
2001—2003visiting lecturer, University of Kaposvár Faculty of Economics
2001—visiting fellow and supervisor, University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics, Pécs
2004—associate professor, University of Kaposvár Faculty of Economic Science
2005guest lecturer, Visegrad Fundation Summer School, Kraków
2005—2009visiting lecturer, College for Modern Business Studies, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania
2006guest lecturer, Danube Rectors Conference Summer School, Dubrovnik
2008supervisor in Regional Economics and Policy, Doctoral School of Management and Organisational Science, Kaposvár University
2008guest lecturer, Georegnet Summer School, University of Maribor
2008(British Academy Visiting Fellow), Oxford University, Centre for Environment
2010guest lecturer, Olomouc, Palacky University
2013Head of the MSc Programme in Regional Economics & Environmental Management, Kaposvár University
2013guest lecturer, Brno, Masaryk University
2013—general member of Doctoral School Council, Doctoral School of Management and Organisational Science, Kaposvár University
2014visiting fellow, Trinity College, Dublin

Scientific activity

1900—Regional Innovation Strategy in South-Transdanubia, Steering Committee, member
1993—2004Hajnal István Society of Social History, member
1998—Regional Committee of Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Pécs Committee of Environment, Settlement Science and Regional Development, member
1998—Hungarian Geographical Society, member
1998—South Transdanubian Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Regional Development Sub-Committee, member
1998—Hungarian Academy of Sciences Section X Committee of Geographical Sciences, member
1999—Hungarian Academy of Sciences Section IX Law and Economics Committee of Regional Science, member
1999—Regional Science Association, European Section, member
2001—Regional Studies Association, member
2001—Pécs-Baranya Chamber of Commerce Committee of Innovation, member
2003—Hungarian Regional Science Association, member
2003—2005National Office for Research and Technology Regional Foresight Program, expert
2003—2004Hungarian Academy of Sciences Section X. European Commission DG Research Regional Foresight Workteam, external expert
2004—2010Society for the Advancement Socio-Economics, member
2006—2007ERAWATCH Project Network „Specific Analysis On the Regional Dimensions of Investment In Research” Program, expert
2008—Outsourcing and offshoring Business Services: RSA Research Network, member
2010—Hungarian Economic Association, member
2011—2012RSA Research Network “Geographies of finance and post-socialist transformations”, organiser
2011—Referee Board of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) in Section on Economics & Future studies, member
2013ACEU (Alliance of Central and Eastern European Universities), vice-president
2016—Global Network of Financial Geography (http://www,fingeo.net), Regional Ambassador
2016—Hungarian Academy of Science Committee of Regional Science, elected member with voting right
2017—Hungarian Regional Science Association, president

Awards

1989—1993National Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic
1998Holder of Predoctoral Scholarship of Soros Foundation, Soros Foundation
1991—1993Universitas Scholarship, University of Debrecen
1999—2002Holder of the Postdoctorate Scholarship of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund
1991National Young Scientist Award
1991Prize of the 'For European Hungary and Political Science Institution Foundation', Foundation of Political Science
1997Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, HAS, MTA
1998Prize of the Strategic Research Programme of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1999Junior Scientists' Award of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1999NSRB, Postdoctoral Scholarship
2001—2004Holder of the Bolyai Postdoctoral Scholarship by the Hungarian Academy
2005Eastern European Prize of the Society for the Advancement Socio-Economics (SASE) for the study submitted on “ Spatial and Structural Development and the Expanding European Integration of the Hungarian Banking System”, The Society for the Advancement Socio-Economics
2007Young Scientist Award by the South Transdanubian Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Editorial Membership

1998—2009editor of Discussion Papers Series of HAS Centre for Regional Studies, series editor
2010—member of the Editorial Board of the journal Tér és Társadalom (Space & Society)
2011—member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Springer Verlag)
2011—member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Economic Development, Environment And People

Subjects taught

Regional finance (Kaposvár University)
Regional economics of financial services (University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics)
Economic geography (Kaposvár University)
Financial globalization (Kaposvár University)
Regional and urban economics (Kaposvár University)
Regional economics (Kaposvár University)
Innovation policy and financing (College of Modern Business Sciences Székelyudvarhely)
Innovation management (Kaposvár University)
Regional economics of services (University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics)
Regional innovation policy and management (Kaposvár University)
European monetary integration (University of Pécs)
The financial geography of globalization (Kaposvár University)

Research fields

Regional Finance, Regional Economics, Financial Geography, International Finance, Economic Geography, Services Economics
Regional Innovation, Innovation Management, Regional Innovation Policy, Innovation Geography, Regional foresight
Történeti földrajz, banktörténet, gazdaságtörténet.

Trips abroad

1991—1992study trip (TEMPUS grant) — Ireland
1998Visiting Fellow — United Kingdom
1998study trip — United Kingdom
1999study trip — United States
1999study tip — Poland
1999study trip — Austria
2000study trip — Italy
2001study trip (TEMPUS Program) — United Kingdom
2004study trip — Ireland
2007study trip — China
2008study trip — Czech Republic
2008study trip - University of Oxford — United Kingdom
2008study trip — United States
2009study trip — Czech Republic
2014Trinity College, Dublin, visiting fellow at the Geography Department — Ireland

Publications


Complete list of publications and citations (MTMT Hungarian Scientific Bibliography)


Organizing international research networks:
  • Regional Studies Association Research Network on Outsourcing and offshoring Business Services: Theoretical Perspective and Global Empirical Trends (2008-2010)
  • Regional Studies Association Research Network on Geographies of Finance and Post-Socialist Transformations (2010-2013)
  • Regional Ambassador  of the Global Network on Financial Geography http://www.fingeo.net/, (2015-)


Design, implementation and management of research projects/exhibitions:
 
He has been involved in several research projects on the European, national and regional level, including INTERREG III/B (TWIST, Carpathian project), and ESPON projects (ESPON 3.2 , ET-2050 Territorial) and managed projects on RIS and pre-accession IPA projects. In  FP7 (RASTANEWS) project he has conducted  research on the „Role of FDI in regional imbalances in Central and Eastern Europe.”and hes is also involved in national research project (OTKA #82018) measuring the host country impact of service sector FDI. He was involved in Regional Foresight programme for the DG Research (EC) and EU ERAWATCH project on Specific Analysis on the Regional Dimensions of Investment in Research.