Cardiff Business School, Institute of Economics, HAS, and CEPR
Now teaching at Cardiff Business School, Akos Valentinyi was the head of Research Department of the National Bank of Hungary. His research interests cover macroeconomics, economic growth and development. His recent research analyzes which sectors are responsible for the low aggregate productivity of poor countries. Another line of his research analyzes the mechanism of structural transformation, and its relation to productivity growth. Finally, he is also working on to uncover the long run effects of variations in climate on economic performance. He also published papers on equilibrium selection in macroeconomics. Akos holds a PhD in Economics from European University Institute, Florence, and previously has been Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton.