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RÁCZ Szilárd

Rácz Szilárd
Transdanubian Research Institute


Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name : Rácz Szilárd

Place and date of birth : Pécs, April 10th,1983

Marital status : married, two children


landline Work +36 (72) 523-800
fax Work +36 (72) 523-806
E-mail szracz(at)

Education and training

2006Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (USA) — Certificate in Small Business Management
2006University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics — MSc in Economics (Regional policy in the EU and Hungary specialization)
2006 — Certified accountant
2017University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics Doctoral School in Regional Policy and Economics — PhD (regional studies)

Language skills

Italian (writes, reads, lectures)
English (writes, reads, lectures)

Places of work and employment

2006Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Regional Studies Transdanubian Research Institute — junior research fellow
2007—2011Hungarian Academy of Sciences HAS-ELTE Atelier, European Historiography and Social Sciences Research Group — junior research fellow
2009—2011Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Regional Studies — scientific secretary
2012—Hungarian Academy of Sciences Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies Institute for Regional Studies — scientific secretary

Teaching activities

2007—2011lectures, University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics

Scientific activity

2006—Hungarian Regional Science Association, member
2008—Hungarian Regional Science Association, secretary
2013—Regional Science Association International, tag
2017—Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Pécs, X. Committee of Environment and Regional Development, secretary


2004Small Business Management Course (excellent graduation), Baranya County Enterprise Agency
2005Életpálya Alapítvány, 4th place, special prize
2005Business planning competition (University of Pécs), 1st place, special prize

Subjects taught

Theories of regional development (MSc, Hungarian, 2007-2008) (University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics)
Regional policy (BSc, Hungarian, 2008-2011) (University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics)

Research fields

Spatial structure and urban network of the Balkans
Regional and urban development in Central Europe
Regional policy
Urban policy

Trips abroad

2005—2006Università degli Studi di Padova — Italy
2007Study tour — Italy
2009Inter-academic exchange — Czech Republic
2014Study tour — Poland
2014Study tour — Italy


53 publications of which 20 in English.
Number of independent citations: 75.
Full publication list and citations (MTMT)

Hajdú Z. - Horeczki R. - Rácz Sz. 2017: Changing settlement networks in Central and Eastern Europe with special regard to urban networks. In: Lux G. - Horváth Gy. (eds.): The Routledge Handbook to Regional Development in Central and Eastern EuropeLondon - New York, Routledge. pp. 123–140. download
Rácz Sz. 2017: Main characteristics of Hungarian-Croatian political relations and Cross-Border Co-operations. – Geographica Pannonica. 1. pp. 54–67. download
Rácz Sz. 2014: New Integration Period? Changing Tendencies of the Urban Network in South East Europe. – Deturope. 2. pp. 46–63. download
Rácz Sz. 2014: Regional Development in Croatia from the Turn of Millennium to the EU Accession. – Regional Statistics. 2. pp. 87–105. download
Rácz Sz. – Faragó L. 2013: Habitat (urban development). Gál Z. – Lux G. – Illés I. (eds.): Danube Region. Analysis and Long-Term Development Trends of the Macro-Region. Pécs, Institute of Regional Studies Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. pp. 29–34. (Discussion Papers, 90). download
Faragó L. – Rácz Sz. 2011: Urban network. In: Horváth Gy. – Hajdú Z. (eds.): Regional Transformation Processes in the Western Balkan Countries. Pécs, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Regional Studies. pp. 256–288.  download
Hajdú Z. – Rácz Sz. 2011: Urbanisation, state formation processes and new capital cities in the Western Balkans. – Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis Facultas Rerum Naturalium Geographica. 2. pp. 63–77. download
Rácz Sz. 2011: Regions and towns in the contact zone of the Balkans and the Carpathian basin. In: Halasi-Kun G. J. (eds.): Environmental Protection of Central Europe and USA. Pécs – Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences Institute of Hidrology – Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Regional Studies Transdanubian Research Institute – Columbia University, University Seminars. pp. 150–172. (Pollution and Water Resources, Columbia University Seminar Proceedings, 40, 2010–2011).
Gál Z. – Rácz Sz. (eds.) 2008: Socio-Economic Analysis of the Carpathian Area. Pécs, Centre for Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. (Discussion Papers, Special). download