He has led a number of international and domestic projects in the
fields of environmental regulation, resource economics and environmental
business management. Since 1997 he has been leading a nation
wide research, evaluating the EU accession of Hungary from environmental
point of views.
Field work and project management:
Founding the Hungarian Cleaner Production Centre in
1997, his interest turned to the promotion of preventive environmental
practices in the region. He was the national co-ordinator of
the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (UNIDO) project.
He is a member and vice president of the National Environmental
Council and a member of the President’s Environmental Scientific
Council of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Training and teaching:
Introduced environmental education at the University
of Economics in the early 1990’s. Since then he has authored
several textbooks in environmental economics and management.
Organised and led the Department of Environmental Economics and
Technology at the same University. He used to work as a trainer
for UNDP in the Ukraine, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan preparing
and evaluating the sustainability of different development projects.
MSc in chemistry and commodity sciences (1971 Budapest
University of Sciences and Karl Marx Univ. of Economics) and
PhD in management (1984 from Plechanov Institute Moscow and Hungarian
Academy of Sciences), then got a DSc in 2003 from Hungarian Academy
of Sciences in environmental economics. Finished the Advanced
Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1994.
Many academic papers including articles in European
Environment and several books mainly in Hungarian. Over 160 publications.