Gábor Békés is a senior research fellow at the Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and a research affiliate at CEPR. He teaches regional and urban economics and data analysis at the Central European University in Budapest. He received his PhD in 2007 from the Central European Univer sity, and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics. His research is focused on international trade, regional development and the performance and internationalisation of firms. His work was published among others by the Journal of International Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics or Economic Policy. He is an author of Bruegel Blueprint #15 on crisis and European firms.
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