László VASA PhD
Chief Advisor, Senior Research Fellow
Central Asia, Caucasus, International Agricultural Economics, Economics of Natural Resources, Trade Policy
After his degrees in agricultural economics, German-Hungarian translation and international MBA studies, he completed his PhD and habilitation at Szent Istvan University, Hungary. He worked as an associate professor at this university, where he also acted as the vice dean for international affairs of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. László is a research professor of the Széchenyi István University and a private professor. His main fields of research are economics of transition, Post-Soviet studies and international issues of agricultural economics. He is a professor and PhD supervisor of Hungarian and foreign doctoral schools, member of editorial board of different referred international and Hungarian scientific journals. He actively participates in several international scientific organisations and networks as a visiting professor and honorary doctor of Japanese, Russian, and Kazakh universities. The operative deputy director is responsible for the general substitution of the director and for projects with high priority. He is also the program coordinator of the Eastern Opening research program.