Gabor Hunya

Economist

e-Mail: hunya@wiiw.ac.at
Phone: (+43-1) 533 66 10-22

Gabor Hunya is Staff Economist at wiiw and country expert for Romania and Bulgaria, focusing on macroeconomic analysis and policy. His research areas are on privatisation and foreign direct investment in Central, East and Southeast Europe. Beyond his research and publishing Gabor Hunya is regularly engaged by national and multinational institutions and banks as a consultant in the field of country risk assessment, economic transformation, foreign direct investment flows and risks (e.g. World Bank, UNCTAD and OECD). He is editor of the annual publication 'wiiw FDI Report Central East and Southeast Europe'. He holds an M.A. degree and doctorate in economic geography of the Budapest University.

External Publications

Articles in refereed journals
  • 'An assessment of the access by Romanian SMEs to structural Funds', Danube Law and Economics Review, No. 4, December 2011, pp. 19-49 link
  • 'Problems of Romanian SMEs with tapping EU structural funds', Eastern Journal of European Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011, pp. 129-146 link
  • 'Mutual trade and investment of the Visegrad countries before and after their EU accession' (with Sandor Richter), Eastern Journal of European Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2011, pp. 129-146 link
  • 'Economic assessment of Southeast Europe: catching-up continues, but accession prospects uncertain', Romanian Journal of European Affairs, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2005
  • 'Ventajas de la localización de los nuevos miembros de la UE: una vision dinámica', Ekonomiaz, No. 1, 2005, pp 40-59
  • 'Hungarian-Romanian cross-border economic co-operation' (with A. Telegdy), Région et Développement, No. 18/2003, 2003, pp. 14-30
  • 'Privatization and FDI in Central and Eastern Europe' (with K. Kalotay), Transnational Corporations, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2000
  • 'Integration of CEEC manufacturing into the European corporate structures by direct investments', MOCT-MOST, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1998, pp. 69-90
  • 'Romania 1990 -2002: Stop-go Transformation', Communist Economies & Economic Transformation, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1998, pp. 241-258
  • 'Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe', Current Economics, No. 6, 1998, pp. 9-11
Books (Monographs and editorship)
  • European Integration: First Experience and Future Challenges, L. Csaba, J. Fogarasi and Gabor Hunya (eds), Partium Press Oradea, 2011
  • Foreign Direct Investment, Economic Growth and Labour Market Performance: Empirical Evidence from the New EU Countries, M. Birsan, Gabor Hunya and J. Siedschlag (eds), Editure Fundatiei pentru Studii Europeane, Cluj, 2008
  • Integration through Foreign Direct Investment: Making Central European Industries Competitive, Gabor Hunya (eds), Edward Elgar Publ., 2000
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, Bank Austria, 1997
Articles in books
  • 'Internationalisation of business investments in R&D and analysis of their economic impact' (with Bernhard Dachs, Neil Foster-McGregor, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Franziska Kampik, Sandra M. Leitner, Thomas Scherngell, Robert Stehrer, Waltraut Urban and Georg Zahradnik), European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Luxembourg, 2012 link
  • 'Romania from EU Accession to Crisis and the Need for a new Growth Strategy', in: L. Csaba, J. Fogarasi and Gabor Hunya (eds), European Integration: First Experience and Future Challenges, Partium Press Oradea, 2011, pp.9-25
  • 'Recent Trends of Foreign Direct Investment in the New EU Member States', in: M. Birsan, Gabor Hunya and J. Siedschlag (eds), Foreign Direct Investment, Economic Growth and Labour Market Performance: Empirical Evidence from the New EU Countries, Editure Fundatiei pentru Studii Europeane, Cluj, 2008, pp. 13-30
  • 'Economic Transformation and its Consequences in the New Member States', in: Hannes Swoboda and Jan Marinus Wiersma (eds), Democracy, Populism and Minority Rights, Renner Institute, 2008, pp. 23-30
  • 'FDI in the new EU borderland', in: Ruslan Grinberg, Peter Havlik and Oleh Havrylyshyn (eds), Economic Restructuring and Integration in Eastern Europe. Experiences and Policy implications, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2008, pp. 73-93
  • 'Can internationalization through inward FDI be advantageous for Russia?', in: Ruslan Grinberg, Peter Havlik and Oleh Havrylyshyn (eds), Economic Restructuring and Integration in Eastern Europe. Experiences and Policy implications, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2008, pp. 453-461
  • 'Increasing FDI in the New EU Member States - Increasing Relocation from the EU-15?', in: Béla Galgóczi, Maarten Keune and Andrew Watt (eds), Jobs on the Move, P.I.E. Peter Lang S.A., Brussels, 2008, pp. 71-97
  • 'Einfluss der ausländischen Direktinvestitionen auf den Strukturwandel in den neuen EU-Mitgliedsstaaten', in: J. Günther and D. Jajesniak-Quat (eds), Willkommene Investoren oder nationaler Ausverkauf?, Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2006
  • 'Foreign direct investment in CEECs and the position of the electricity, gas, and water distribution sector', in: Peter Mooslechner and Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell (eds), Structural Challenges for Europe, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2004
  • 'FDI-led Economic Growth in Romania?', Competitiveness of National Economies and the Efficient Integration into the European Union, Editura Fundatiei pentru Studii Europene, Cluj-Napoca, 2003, pp. 167-184
  • 'Foreign Direct Investment in South Eastern Europe in the Early 2000s', in: F. Franicevic and H. Kimura (eds), Globalizaton, Democratization and Development: European and Japanese Views of Change in South East Europe, Masmedia, Zagreb, 2003, pp.349-261
  • 'International competitiveness: impacts of foreign direct investment in Hungary and other central and east European countries', in: Heike Jöns and P. Meusburger (eds), Transformations in Hungary, Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2001
  • 'Relationship between FDI, Privatisation and Structural Change in CEECs', in: Frank Bökner, Eckehard Rosenbaum and Hans-Jürgen Wagener (eds), Privatisation, Corporate Governance and the Emergence of Markets, Macmillan Publishers, Basingstoke/London, 1999
  • 'Foreign direct investment and its employment effects in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland', in: G. Biffl (eds), Migration, Free Trade and Regional Integration in Central and Eastern Europe, WIFO and OECD, Verlag Österreich, Vienna, pp. 137-174
Articles in non-refereed journals
  • 'FDI patterns and trends in central and eastern Europe with particular regard to the new Member States' (with Béla Galgóczi), Transfer, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2006, pp. 521-537
  • 'FDI in Small Accession Countries: the Baltic States', EIB Papers, Vol. 9, No 2, 2004, pp. 92-113
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'Ausländische Direktinvestitionen in Wien' (with Roman Römisch and Roman Stöllinger), Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, started September 2012
  • 'Report on Foreign Direct Investment in Albania, 2011', UNDP Albania and UNCTAD, May 2012 link
  • 'Report on Foreign Direct Investment in Albania, 2010', UNDP Albania and UNCTAD, December 2010 link
  • 'EU and BRICs: Challenges and opportunities for European competitiveness and cooperation' (with Vasily Astrov, Edward Christie, Bernhard Dachs, Jayati Ghosh, Peter Havlik, Carolina Lennon, Olga Pindyuk, M. Poplawski Ribeiro, Roman Stöllinger and Waltraut Urban), Industrial Policy and Economic Reform Papers, No. 13, July 2009
  • 'EU and BRICs: Challenges and opportunities for European competitiveness and cooperation' (with Vasily Astrov, Edward Christie, Bernhard Dachs, Jayati Ghosh, Peter Havlik, Carolina Lennon, Olga Pindyuk, M. Poplawski Ribeiro, Roman Stöllinger and Waltraut Urban), European Competitiveness Report 2009, Brussels, 2009
  • 'The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in the Croatian Economy' (with A. Skudar), OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe, 2007
  • 'The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on the Restructuring of the Metal Processing Industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina' (with Mario Holzner, Goran Nedic and Waltraut Urban), OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe, May 2007

wiiw Publications

wiiw Forecast Reports
  • 'ROMANIA: After export boom in 2013 recovery of consumption and investments expected', Investment to the Rescue, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2014, Vienna, March 2014, pp. 63-65 link
  • 'Romania: Sober optimism', Animal Spirits still Dimmed: Slow Recovery Expected, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 12, Vienna, July 2013, pp. 95-97 link
  • 'Romania: Sobered optimism', Double-dip Recession over, yet no Boom in Sight, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 11, Vienna, March 2013, pp. 87-90 link
  • 'Romania: New government relaxing the budget', Fasting or Feasting? Europe - Old and New - at the Crossroads, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 10, Vienna, July 2012, pp. 82-85 link
  • 'Romania: Slowdown after boom', New Divide(s) in Europe?, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 9, Vienna, March 2012, pp. 76-79 link
  • 'Romania: Slowly emerging from the dark', Recovery: Limp and Battered, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 8, Vienna, July 2011, pp. 76-79 link
  • 'Romania: Election cycle ahead', Recovery - in Low Gear across Tough Terrain, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 7, Vienna, March 2011, pp. 66-69 link
  • 'Romania: Desperate austerity', Will Exports Prevail over Austerity?, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 6, Vienna, July 2010, pp. 80-83 link
  • 'Romania: Stagnation', Crisis Is Over, but Problems Loom Ahead, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 5, Vienna, February 2010 link
  • 'Romania: contraction in all fields', in: Vladimir Gligorov, Josef Pöschl and Sandor Richter (eds), Where Have All the Shooting Stars Gone?, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 4, Vienna, July 2009, pp. 48-51 link
  • 'NMS sliding down the slippery slope', Differentiated Impact of the Global Crisis, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 3, Vienna, February 2009, pp. 6-23
  • 'Romania: on the verge of recession', in: Vladimir Gligorov, Gabor Hunya and Josef Pöschl (eds), Differentiated Impact of the Global Crisis, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 3, Vienna, February 2009, pp. 40-42 link
  • 'Romania: boom resumed', in: Leon Podkaminer and Josef Pöschl (eds), The Big Boom Is Over, but Growth Remains Strong and Inflation Calms Down, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 2, Vienna, July 2008, pp. 58-61 link
  • 'Romania: inflation target failed, more uncertainty ahead', in: Peter Havlik and Mario Holzner (eds), Weathering the Global Storm, yet Rising Costs and Labour Shortages May Dampen Domestic Growth, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 1, Vienna, February 2008, pp. 40-42 link
wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Romania: consumption-driven growth', Monthly Report No. 7-8/2014, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 7-8, Vienna, July 2014, p. 11
  • 'Romania and the Russia–Ukraine conflict: little affected by potential trade and investment disruption, more by political escalation ', Monthly Report No. 5/2014, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 5, Vienna, May 2014, pp. 7-10
  • 'Romania: growth driven only by exports', Monthly Report No. 10/2013, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2013, pp. 24-26
  • 'Regional investment policy impacts on FDI location in Poland', Monthly Report No. 5/2013, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 5, Vienna, May 2013, pp. 1-6
  • 'Romania: investment-led growth amidst political turbulence', Monthly Report No. 10/2012, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2012, pp. 22-24
  • 'Interim Romanian government sworn in: any room for manoeuvring?', Monthly Report No. 5/2012, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 5, Vienna, May 2012, pp. 1-4
  • 'Romania: bumper harvest underpins growth expectation', Monthly Report No. 10/2011, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2011, pp. 14-16
  • 'FDI among the Visegrad countries before and after EU accession', Monthly Report No. 1/2011, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 1, Vienna, January 2011, pp. 15-23
  • 'Romania: recovery postponed', Monthly Report No. 10/2010, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2010, pp. 15-17
  • 'FDI-related profits in the EU: do host countries lose due to FDI?', Monthly Report No. 1/2010, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 1, Vienna, January 2010, pp. 14-19
  • 'Romania: export demand may ease recession', Monthly Report No. 10/2009, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2009, pp. 14-17
  • 'Crisis management in selected countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe' (with Vasily Astrov, Sebastian Leitner, Zdenek Lukas, Anton Mihailov and Sandor Richter), Monthly Report No. 6/2009, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 6, Vienna, June 2009, pp. 1-10
  • 'The Republic of Moldova: short-lived recovery', Monthly Report No. 2/2009, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2009, pp. 1-9
  • 'Romania: record economic growth', Monthly Report No. 10/2008, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2008, pp. 15-17
  • 'Romania: corrections under way', Monthly Report No. 10/2007, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2007, pp. 12-14
  • 'EU membership – support and challenge to the competitiveness of the Polish and Romania economies', Monthly Report No. 2/2007, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2007, pp. 9-16
  • 'Romania: persisting uncertainties at the doorstep of the EU', Monthly Report No. 10/2006, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2006, pp. 18 20
  • 'Romania: decelerating economic growth, widening deficits', Monthly Report No. 10/2005, wiiw Monthly Report, Vienna, pp. 19-21
  • 'FDI trends in 2004-2005: opportunities for acquisition and outsourcing', Monthly Report No. 6/2005, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 6, Vienna, June 2005, pp. 12-17
  • 'Romania: booming, but cumbersome years ahead until EU accession', Monthly Report No. 11/2004, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 11, Vienna, November 2004, pp. 6-8
  • 'Foreign direct investment in the Central European new EU members', Monthly Report 6/2004, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 6, Vienna, June 2004, pp. 6-9
  • 'Romania: becoming attractive for investors', Monthly Report 11/2003, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 11, Vienna, November 2003, pp. 4-5
  • 'Romania: export-led growth', Monthly Report 10/2002, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2002, pp. 16-17
wiiw FDI Reports
  • 'Hit by Deleveraging' (with Monika Schwarzhappel), wiiw FDI Report, No. 2014-06, Vienna, June 2014 link
  • 'Growth Engine Stutters' (with Monika Schwarzhappel), wiiw FDI Report, No. 2013-06, Vienna, June 2013 link
  • 'Short-lived Recovery', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2012-05, Vienna, May 2012 link
  • 'Diverging Patterns of FDI Recovery', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2011-05, Vienna, May 2011 link
  • 'FDI in the CEECs Hit Hard by the Global Crisis', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2010-05, Vienna, May 2010 link
  • 'FDI in the CEECs under the Impact of the Global Crisis: Sharp Declines', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2009-05, Vienna, May 2009 link
  • 'Decline to Follow Uneven FDI Inflow Growth', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2008-06, Vienna, June 2008 link
  • 'Shift to the East', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2007-05, Vienna, May 2007 link
  • 'Increased Significance of Repatriated and Reinvested Earnings', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2006-05, Vienna, May 2006 link
  • 'Opportunities for Acquisition and Outsourcing', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2005-05, Vienna, May 2005 link
  • 'Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe with Special Attention to Austrian FDI Activities in this Region', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2004-07, Vienna, July 2004 link
  • 'Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe with Special Attention to Austrian FDI Activities in this Region', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2004-02, Vienna, February 2004 link
  • 'Foreign Direct Investment in CEECs and the Former Soviet Union - with Special Attention to Austrian FDI Activities', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2003-07, Vienna, July 2003 link
  • 'Foreign Direct Investment in CEECs and the Former Soviet Union - with Special Attention to Austrian FDI Activities', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2003-02, Vienna, February 2003 link
  • 'Foreign Direct Investment in Central and East European Countries and the Former Soviet Union - with Special Attention to Austrian FDI Activities', wiiw FDI Report, No. 2002-07, Vienna, July 2002 link
wiiw Research Reports
  • 'Regional Policy and FDI Location – an Overview of the Larger New EU Member States', wiiw Research Report, No. 393, Vienna, March 2014 link
  • 'The Role of Multinational Companies in International Business Integration', wiiw Research Report, No. 384, Vienna, November 2012 link
  • 'European Neighbourhood - Challenges and Opportunities for EU Competitiveness' (with Vasily Astrov, Peter Havlik, Mario Holzner, Isilda Mara, Sandor Richter, Roman Stöllinger and Hermine Vidovic), wiiw Research Report, No. 382, Vienna, September 2012 link
  • 'Revival of the Visegrad Countries’ Mutual Trade after their EU Accession: a Search for Explanation' (with Neil Foster-McGregor, Olga Pindyuk and Sandor Richter), wiiw Research Report, No. 372, Vienna, July 2011 link
  • 'An Assessment of the Access by Romanian SMEs to Structural Funds', wiiw Research Report, No. 368, Vienna, January 2011 link
  • 'Foreign Direct Investment Flows between the EU and the BRICs' (with Roman Stöllinger), wiiw Research Report, No. 358, Vienna, December 2009 link
  • 'Romania: growth slowdown, expanding external imbalance', in: Vladimir Gligorov and Sandor Richter (eds), High Growth Continues, with Risks of Overheating on the Horizon, wiiw Research Report, No. 341, Vienna, July 2007, pp. 48-51 link
  • 'Restructuring of Energy-intensive Industrial Branches in Romania and Proposals for Industrial Policy Measures' (with Edward Christie and Waltraut Urban), wiiw Research Report, No. 339, Vienna, April 2007 link
  • 'Privatization Disputes in Romania – the Petrom Case', wiiw Research Report, No. 337, Vienna, March 2007 link
  • 'Romania: economic boom with growing foreign imbalance', in: Vladimir Gligorov and Leon Podkaminer (eds), Private Consumption and Flourishing Exports Keep the Region on High Growth Track, wiiw Research Report, No. 335, Vienna, February 2007, pp. 46-49 link
  • 'Romania: investment-led recovery', in: Vladimir Gligorov and Leon Podkaminer (eds), Broader-based Growth Resilient to Global Uncertainties, wiiw Research Report, No. 328, Vienna, July 2006, pp. 73-76 link
  • 'The Impact of Romania’s Accession to the EU on the Austrian Economy' (with Anna Iara), wiiw Research Report, No. 326, Vienna, April 2006 link
  • 'Romania: end of the upswing', in: Vladimir Gligorov and Leon Podkaminer (eds), Strong Growth, Driven by Exports in the NMS and by Consumption in the Future EU Members, wiiw Research Report, No. 325, Vienna, February 2006, pp. 78-81 link
  • 'Coming and Going: Gains and Losses from Relocations Affecting Hungary' (with Magdolna Sass), wiiw Research Report, No. 323, Vienna, November 2005 link
  • 'Employment Effects of Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe' (with Ingo Geishecker), wiiw Research Report, No. 321, Vienna, August 2005 link
  • 'Romania: signs of a slowdown', in: Gabor Hunya and Leon Podkaminer (eds), Back from the Peak, Growth in Transition Countries Returns to Standard Rate of Catching-up, wiiw Research Report, No. 320, Vienna, July 2005, pp. 64-67 link
  • 'Romania: can new government continue expansionist policy?', in: Vladimir Gligorov, Peter Havlik and Leon Podkaminer (eds), Accelerating GDP Growth, Improved Prospects for European Integration, wiiw Research Report, No. 314, Vienna, March 2005, pp. 77- 80 link
  • 'Manufacturing FDI in New EU Member States - Foreign Penetration and Location Shifts between 1998 and 2002', wiiw Research Report, No. 311, Vienna, November 2004 link
  • 'Romania booms', in: Vladimir Gligorov, Josef Pöschl and Sandor Richter (eds), As East You Go, the More They Grow: Transition Economies in a New Setting, wiiw Research Report, No. 308, Vienna, July 2004, pp. 73-75 link
  • 'FDI in Small Countries: the Baltic States', wiiw Research Report, No. 307, Vienna, June 2004 link
  • 'Romania: growth and disinflation continue', in: Leon Podkaminer (eds), Transition Countries on the Eve of EU Enlargement, wiiw Research Report, No. 303, Vienna, February 2004, pp. 72-74 link
  • 'Country Report Romania: growing, but not yet a functioning market economy', in: Peter Havlik (eds), Transition Countries in 2003: Reforms and Restructuring Keep the Global Economic Slowdown at Bay, wiiw Research Report, No. 297, Vienna, July 2003, pp. 68-70 link
  • 'Country Report Romania: robust growth', in: Leon Podkaminer (eds), Transition Countries Resist Global Slowdown: Productivity Gains Offset Effects of Appreciation, wiiw Research Report, No. 293, Vienna, February 2003, pp. 78-81 link
  • 'Restructuring Through FDI in Romanian Manufacturing', wiiw Research Report, No. 287, Vienna, August 2002 link
  • 'Recent Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment on Growth and Restructuring in Central European Transition Countries', wiiw Research Report, No. 284, Vienna, May 2002 link
  • 'Recent FDI Trends, Policies and Challenges in South-East European Countries', wiiw Research Report, No. 273, Vienna, December 2000 link
  • 'International Competitiveness Impacts of FDI in CEECs', wiiw Research Report, No. 268, Vienna, August 2000 link
wiiw Policy Notes and Reports
  • 'The European Rim Countries - Challenges and Opportunities for EU Competitiveness' (with Vasily Astrov, Peter Havlik, Mario Holzner, Isilda Mara, Sandor Richter, Roman Stöllinger and Hermine Vidovic), wiiw Policy Note/Policy Report, No. 9, Vienna, October 2012 link
wiiw Research Papers in German Language
  • 'Die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung in der Schwarzmeerregion und Herausforderungen für eine Internationalisierungsoffensive Österreichs ' (with Vasily Astrov, Peter Havlik and Josef Pöschl), wiiw Research Paper in German language, No. 2010-10, Vienna, October 2010 link
Other wiiw publications
  • 'Structural Development of Manufacturing FDI', in: Michael Landesmann (eds), wiiw Structural Report 2003 on Central and Eastern Europe, Volume 2, wiiw Structural Report, Vol. 2, Vienna, October 2003 link

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