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Zoltán Elekes

PhD in economics, interested in combining evolutionary economic geography and network science: structural change, regional economic resilience, collaborative knowledge production and more.



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Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 5 Samhällsvetarhuset Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Zoltán Elekes holds a PhD in economics from the Doctoral School of Economics, University of Szeged, Hungary since 2018. In his thesis he explored how multinational enterprises and import influence the economic diversification of microregions. He is a research fellow at the ANET Lab of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies in Hungary, where he studies the geography of collaborative knowledge production and supplier-buyer networks. He leads a research project at the Centre for Regional Science at Umeå University, Sweden on how the network structure of local labour markets condition regional economic resilience. He has published in leading field journals including Regional Studies and European Planning Studies, and has refereed for Economic Geography and Regional Studies among others. Zoltán is the 2019 recipient of the Excellent Young Regional Scientist Award of the Hungarian Regional Science Association, the Hungarian section of ERSA. Since 2019 he has been engaged on multiple occasions in consulting policymakers in Swedish regions on smart specialization and regional economic development. He continues to mentor students in Hungary, and contributes to the Network and Spatial Analysis course developed by the ANET Lab.

Regional studies
Elekes, Zoltán; Tóth, Gergő; Eriksson, Rikard
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2023, Vol. 16, (3) : 417-430
Elekes, Zoltán; Baranowska-Rataj, Anna; Eriksson, Rikard
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 83
Baranowska-Rataj, Anna; Elekes, Zoltán; Eriksson, Rikard
Economic Geography, Routledge 2022, Vol. 98, (4) : 355-378
Tóth, Gergő; Elekes, Zoltán; Whittle, Adam; et al.
CERUM rapport, 68
Elekes, Zoltan; Eriksson, Rikard
European Planning Studies, Routledge 2021, Vol. 29, (12) : 2252-2272
Tóth, Gergő; Juhász, Sándor; Elekes, Zoltán; et al.
Acta Oeconomica, Akadémiai Kiadó 2020, Vol. 70, (4) : 551-570
Elekes, Zoltán; Lengyel, Balazs
European Planning Studies, Routledge 2019, Vol. 27, (11) : 2099-2122
Kano, Izabella Szakalne; Lengyel, Balazs; Elekes, Zoltán; et al.