Anna Lovász

Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part this project, as it brings much needed practical relevance to the academic work that researchers carry out. The special format forces authors to synthesize the available evidence into a format that provides a useful overview of each topic

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Research interest

Applied microeconometrics, labor economics, gender, behavioral economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Participant, Women in Science Roundtable, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Participant, Family Policy Roundtable, HÉTFA Policy Research Institute

Past positions

Junior Researcher, IE HAS, 2008–2011; Research Assistant, Labor Project, Central European University, 2004–2008; Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Washington, 2004–2006


PhD Economics, University of Washington, 2008

Selected publications

  • “Are children driving the gender wage gap? Comparative evidence from Poland and Hungary.” Economics of Transition 24 (2015): 259–297 (with E. Cukrowska-Torzewska).

  • “Vintage effects, ageing, and productivity.” Labour Economics 22 (2013): 46–60 (with M. Rigó).

  • “Wage differential between the public and private sector in Hungary between 2002 and 2008: The long term effect of wage increase.” In: Fazekas, K., and L. Neumann (eds). The Hungarian Labor Market. Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2014 (with S. Altwicker-Hámori).

  • “Do women have better opportunities in the public sector? An analysis of the gender wage gap and occupational segregation in the public and private sectors.” In: Fazekas, K., and L. Neumann (eds). The Hungarian Labor Market. Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2014.

  • “Labour market discrimination.” In: Fazekas, K., and A. Scharle (eds). From Pensions to Public Work: Hungarian Employment Policy from 1990–2010. Budapest: National Public Employment Foundation and Budapest Institute, 2012; pp. 154–166.