Pécsi Tudományegyetem

University of Pécs



Research Groups of the Faculty of Business and Economics

MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group


Head: Professor Attila Varga

Contact: Tel: +36-72-501-599/23149


DepartmentDepartment of Economics and Regional Studies

Head: Professor Tamás Mellár


Contact: +36-72-501-599/23267


The research group focuses on one of the highly critical yet least understood areas of the Hungarian innovation system that is innovation co-operations and entrepreneurship. The traditional tools provide insufficient ground for a deeper understanding of these areas, and they do not support the investigation of the relationship between innovation and economic growth either. The research carried out by the group analyses the complex system of relationships between innovation co-operations, entrepreneurship and economic growth on the basis of the latest methodological tools developed in the international literature that include – among others – agent-based simulation, Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) and Geographic Macro and Regional (GMR) modelling. This variety of approaches ensures more thorough understanding of the topic that enables sensitivity testing of economic growth against tools of innovation policy and development of scenarios for economic policy.


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