Institute of Ecological Economics

The Faculty of Economics Research Centre was established in 2013 to help carry out research projects at the Faculty. The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Research Centre is an independent research unit of the Faculty, supervised directly by the Dean.

We are passionate about fostering environmentally sustainable and socially equitable urban and human development processes and exploiting the potential role of universities in these. We use inter- and transdisciplinary qualitative, experience-based, participatory, and action-oriented research and education methods.

The extension and deepening of the university's third mission activities, local community engagement and cooperation, social and environmental responsibility and justice, the focus on human and environmental well-being and the promotion of equal opportunities are of paramount importance to the members of the Research Centre.

University courses:

  • Introduction to Environmental Economics (EN);
  • Environmental Economics (Hu);
  • Environmental Policy (En);
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (Hu);
  • Business Ethics (Hu);
  • Modern Political Philosophy (Hu);
  • Economic Sociology (Hu);
  • Introduction to Local Economic Development (Hu, En);
  • Innovation and Technology Policy (Hu, En);
  • Service Learning (Hu, En);
  • Science with Social Impact (En);
  • Introduction to Social Research (En);
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research (En).

We are actively involved in the work of the Equality Committee, the Scientific Committee, the Committee of External Relations, the Talent Committee and the Doctoral School of the Faculty. We work in close cooperation with the Environmental Social Science Research Group (ESSRG).

Members of the Research Centre

Prof. Dr. Zoltán Bajmócy

Office hours: Tuesday: 09.00 – 10.00, pre-arrangement in email required

Dr. Judit Gébert
assistant professor

Office hours: Tuesday: 09.00 – 10.00, pre-arrangement in email required

Dr. Judit Juhász
research fellow

Office hours: as appointed in advance in e-mail

Prof. Dr. György Málovics

Office hours: Wednesday: 11.30 – 12.00, pre-arrangement in email required

Boglárka Méreiné Dr. Berki
assistant professor

Office hours: Thursday: 9.00 – 10.00, pre-arrangement in email required

Dr. Barbara Mihók
research fellow

Office hours: as appointed in advance in e-mail

Dr. Beáta Udvari
associate professor

Office hours: as appointed in advance in e-mail

The Research Centre's work is supported by

Judit Dús
institute administrator

PhD students at the Research Centre

Wycliffe Obwori Alwago
PhD student
Supervisor: Dr. Judit Gébert and Prof. Dr. György Málovics

Office hours: as appointed in advance in e-mail

Adrienn Laczkó
PhD student
Supervisor: Dr. Judit Gébert

Office hours: Monday: 15.00 – 16.00, pre-arrangement in email required

Andi Sri Wahyuni
PhD student
Supervisor: Dr. Judit Gébert and Prof. Dr. György Málovics

Selected recent publications in English

  • Bajmócy Z. – Gébert J. – Málovics Gy. – Méreiné Berki B. – Juhász J. (2020): Urban Strategic Planning from the Perspective of Well-Being: Evaluation of the Hungarian Practice. European Spatial Research and Policy, 27, 1, pp. 221-241.
  • Málovics Gy. – Cretan, R. – Méreiné Berki B. – Tóth J. (2019): Socio-Environmental Justice, Participatory Development, and Empowerment of Segregated Urban Roma: Lessons from Szeged, Hungary. Cities, 91, pp. 137-145,
  • Málovics Gy. – Cretan, R. – Méreiné Berki B. – Tóth J. (2019): Urban Roma, Segregation and Place Attachment in Szeged, Hungary. Area, 51, 72-83. o.
  • Mihók B. (2019): Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Conservation and Human Behavior but Were Afraid to Ask, Conservation Biology 33, 3, pp. 739-741.
  • Málovics, Gy. – Juhász, J. – Méreiné Berki, B. – Mihók, B. – Szentistványi, I. – Pataki, Gy. – Nagy, M. –Tóth, J. (2018): Confronting Espoused Theories with Theories-in-use: Challenges of Participatory Action Research with Marginalized Communities in Contributing to Social Change and Theory Building. Action Research, 1-22. o.
  • Gébert, J. – Bajmócy, Z. – Málovics, G. (2017): How to Evaluate Local Economic Development Projects from a People-Centred Perspective? An Analytical Framework Based on the Capability Approach. Deturope, 9, 2, pp. 4-24
  • Méreiné Berki B. – Málovics, Gy. – Tóth, J. – Cretan, R. (2017): The rome of social capital and interpersonal relations in the alleviation of extreme poverty and spatial segregation of Romani people in Szeged. Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis, 9, 1, pp. 33–50
  • Bajmócy Z. in conversation with Méreiné Berki B., Gébert J., Málovics Gy. & Mihók B. (2017): Connecting different life-worlds: Transformation through kinship. (Our experience with poverty alleviation). Queer STS, 2, May 2017, pp. 44-58.
  • Bajmócy Z. – Gébert J. (2014): Arguments for deliberative participation in local economic development. Acta Oeconomica, 64, 3, pp. 313-334.
  • Bajmócy Z. – Gébert J. (2014): The outlines of innovation policy in the capability approach. Technology in Society, 38, 1, pp. 93-102.
  • Bajmócy Z. – Málovics Gy. – Gébert J. (2014): On the informational basis of regional innovation policy: from growth to capabilities. European Planning Studies, 22, 7, pp. 1325-1341.
  • Bajmócy Z. (2013): Constucting a local innovation index: Methodological challenges versus staistical data availability. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. 6, 1, pp. 69-84.
  • Málovics Gy. – Mihók B. – Szentistványi I. – Balázs B. – Pataki Gy. (2012): Participatory Action Research for Local Human Rights: The Case of Roma Minority in Szeged, South-Hungary. In. Renn, O. – Reichel, A. – Bauer, J. (ed.): Civil Society for Sustainability: A Guidebook for Connecting Science and Society. Europäischer Hochschulverlag GmbH, Bremen, pp. 149-170.
  • Gébert J. – Málovics Gy. – Fáskerti Zs. (2012): The Limits of Well-being Measurement at Sub-regional Level. Regional Statistics, 52, 2, pp. 45-60.

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