Attila Varga

Roles in the POLISS project:

Supervisor | Co-Supervisor Secondment Institution | Supervisory Board member


University of Pécs




Attila Varga is the Director of the Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Center and Professor at the Department of Economics and Econometrics of the Faculty of Economics and Econometrics at the University of Pécs. He earned his Ph.D. at West Virginia University (USA) in 1997. His previous positions include a Research Assistant Professorship at the Regional Research Institute of West Virginia University (1997-1998) and Senior Research Fellowships at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (1999-2001). From 2006 to 2012 he served as the Director of the Department of Economics and Regional Studies of FBE.

Invited visiting research positions: the Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University (1997), Max Planck Institute, Jena (2004), Saint Etienne University (2005), JRC-IPTS of the European Commission, in Seville (2008), GREThA at the University of Bordeaux (2012). Attila Varga is internationally well-known for his research in the fields of regional innovation and economic development. He has published widely in major international journals of his research field. Attila Varga is also the Director of the Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics.

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