Efficient institutions – institutional development and productivity (Bartha Zoltán)
How do norms and rules effect individual decisions, and how can these decision be connected to economic efficiency, productivity? This is the main aim of the suggested research agenda, and this can be uncovered by combining quantitative and qualitative methods, adopting a comparative approach, and focusing on macro or micro aspects of the economy. Students are encouraged to pick one sector of the economy, and investigate the impact of institutions on sectorial/corporate productivity. The results of the research can lead to policy recommendations regarding institutional reform.
Entrepreneurship and its main influencing factors (S. Gubik Andrea)
In recent decades, the role of entrepreneurship in economic growth has become increasingly accepted (Carree & Thurik, 2010; Hope, 2016; Meyer & Krüger, 2021), but its comprehensive analysis has also brought to the fore the framework conditions that can ensure a positive link between economic growth and entrepreneurship (Van Stel et al., 2004; Ács et al., 2008). As a result, several new approaches have emerged that capture this complexity, such as ecosystem models (Isenberg, 2011; World Economic Forum, 2013; Stam & Spigel, 2016; Szerb, 2017; Ács et al., 2018; Ács et al., 2017), institutional (Wennekers & Thurik, 1999; Ács et al., 2008; Zygmunt, 2018; 2020) and contextual approaches (Welter, 2011; Baker & Welter, 2018). Students interested in the subject may choose from the following areas: