Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (CERS HAS)

CERS HAS, Hungary is a multidisciplinary research institute network in Hungary. CERS HAS undertakes theoretical and empirical studies in the fields of national and world economics, in regional and urban processes, public policy, and other interdisciplinary fields of social sciences. The Centre employs more than 140 researchers including economists, sociologists, geographers, political scientists in Budapest (headquarter), Békéscsaba, Győr, Kecskemét and Pécs.

Research topics related to services

  • Financialization, peripheralization, uneven development
  • Business services and regional development
  • Services in the innovation process – innovation in services
  • Public services: efficiency, location and planning
  • Public administration and regional planning
  • Services and urban restructuring
  • Geography of retailing and consumption



Publications and references

  • Nagy E., Timár, Judit (2017) «The (re)production of periperality in Central and Eastern Europe» European Spatial Research and Policy. Read online.
  • Pósfai, Zsuzsanna, Gál, Zoltán, Nagy, Erika ( 2017): Financialization and inequalities: The uneven development of the housing market on the eastern periphery of Europe. In: Fadda, S., Tridico, P. (eds): Inequality and Uneven Development in the Post-Crisis World. Abingdon; Oxon: Routledge, pp. 167-190.
  • Nagy, Erika, Timár, Judit (2017): The (re)production of periperality in Central and Eastern Europe. European Spatial Research and Policy 24:(2) pp. 5-17. full text
  • Nagy, Erika (2017): New conspumtion spaces and cross-border mobilities In: Derek Hall (ed): Tourism and Geopolitics. Issues and concepts form Eastern and Central Europe. CAB Internatio-nal, Wallingford, pp.142-158.
  • Nagy, Erika, Nagy, Gábor , Dudás, Gábor ( 2016): The uneven transformation of consumption spaces and the rise of new marginalities in Hungary, Regional Statistics 6:(2) pp. 149-172. full text
  • Nagy, Erika, Nagy, Gábor (2015): Deserted consumption landscapes or scenes of multiple strategies?
  • Marginality and agency in rural spaces of ‘post-transition’ economies. University of Oxford, Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography 2015. Mapping Economies in Transformation full text
  • Nagy, Erika, Timár, Judit , Nagy, Gábor , Velkey, Gábor (2015): The Everyday Practices of the Reproduction of Peripherality and Marginality in Hungary. In: Lang T , Henn S , Sgibnev W , Ehrlich K (szerk.): Understanding Geographies of Polarization and Peripheralization: Perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. pp. 135-155.
  • Nagy, Erika (2015): Discussing inequalities from the periphery. HUNGARIAN GEOGRAPHI-CAL BULLETIN (2009-) 64:(3) pp. 167-170.
  • Nagy, Erika (2014): Bargaining, learning and control: Production of consumption spaces in post-socialist context. EUROPA REGIONAL 20 (1) pp. 42-54.
  • Nagy, Erika, Nagy, Gábor (2013) : The layers of dependence and the changing role of the state – conceptualising urban change in the East of Europe. RC21 – Resourceful cities. Berlin: Humboldt-Universität, Institute for Social Science. full text
  • Nagy, Erika, Timár, Judit (2012): Urban restructuring in the grip of capital and politics: Gentrification in East-Central Europe. In: Csapó T, Balogh A (szerk.): Development of the Settlement Network in the Central European Countries: Past, Present, and Future. Berlin; Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2012. pp. 121-135.
  • Dr Zoltán Gál : Danube. In: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Vol. 2. Ed.: J. Mokyr. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. 65-66. p.
  • Dr Zoltán Gál : The Hungarian Banking Sector and Regional Development in Transition., In: Regional Processes and Spatial Structures in Hungary in the 1990s, (ed. Zoltán Hajdú ), HAS, Transdanubian Research Institute, 1999. pp. 180-221
  • Dr Zoltán Gál : The Hungarian banking system and regional development in transition (1987–1997). In: Spatial Research in Support of the European Integration. Proceedings of the 11th Polish-Hungarian Geographical Seminar (Mátraháza, Hungary 17–22 September, 1998). Pécs: Centre for Regional Studies, 1999. 69–86. p. (Discussion Papers/Special)
  • Dr Zoltán Gál: Challenges of regionalism: development and spatial structure of the Hungarian banking system. In.: Geographia Polonica, Vol 73. No.1. Spring 2000. pp. 95-125.
  • Dr Zoltán Gál : Regional Innovation Network Building in the Hungarian Regions of South Transdanubia, In.: From Industry to Advanced Producer Srevices: Perspectives of European Metropolitan regions, ERSA 2002. University of Dortmund, Faculty of Spatial planning, Dortmund,Congress CD ROM, pp.24.
  • Dr Zoltán Gál : Preconditions for Regional Innovation Network Building in the Hungarian Region of South Transdanubia, In.: A. Varga – L. Szerb (eds.), Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Regions and Economic Development: International Experiences and Hungarian Challenges, Pécs University Press, Pécs, pp.265-295.
  • Dr Zoltán Gál: Innovation Network Building and the Role of the Universities in Regional Innovation in the South Transdanubian Region, In.: University & Society: Current Problems of Regional Cooperation, Pécs University Press, Pécs, 2002. pp. 56-61.
  • Dr Zoltán Gál: Regional Innovation Network Building in the Hungarian Regions of South Transdanubia, From Industry to Advanced Producer Services: Perspectives of European Metro48:(2) pp. 93-105
  • Nagy, Erika, Mészáros, Rezső, Boros, Lajos, Nagy, Gábor, Pál, Viktor (2010): A globális gazdaság földrajzi dimenziói. (Geography of the global economy) (book) Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó. p. 394
  • Nagy, Erika (2009): Internal Trade. In. Hungary in Maps (ed. Kocsis K.-Schweitzer F.) MTA FKI Budapest, 2009. 182-188.o
  • Nagy, Erika, Nagy, Gábor (2009): Changing spaces of knowledge-based business services in Hungary. Geographical Bulletin, 2009/2. 101-120. full text
  • Nagy Erika 2009: Constructing and crossing boundaries in a new (?) Europe. European Spatial Research and Policy 16( 2) full text
  • Nagy, Erika (2005): Strategies of international investors in Hungary’s emerging retail market In: Foreign Investments and Regional Development in East Central Europe (ed. by D. Turnock) Ashgate: London 291–305.
  • Nagy, Erika (2005): Regional development and the rise of the APs sector in an emerging economy. Service Industries Journal, vol.25.No.2.229-253.
  • Nagy Erika (2001): Winners and Losers of the Transition of City Centre Retailing in East Central Europe. European Urban and Regional Studies, Vol.8 No.4: 340–349.