Prof. Dr. Zoltán Cséfalvay is the head of the Technological Futures Workshop of the MCC (School of Economics) from November 2020. Prior to this, he was a senior researcher at the European Commission's Joint Research Center in Seville, ambassador at the permanent representation of Hungary assigned to the OECD and UNESCO in Paris (2014-2018), state secretary for economic strategy at the Ministry of National Economy (2010-2014), Deputy State Secretary for Regional Economic Development at the Ministry of Economy (2000-2002) and Presidential Advisor at the Hungarian National Bank (1991-1995). In 1999, he completed his habilitation at Lajos Kossuth University in Debrecen, and in 1996 he defended his PhD theses in Geography at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He worked as a researcher at the School of City and Regional Planning of Cardiff University (Marie Curie scholarship, 2008-2010), at the Institute for Urban and Regional Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (1997-1999), at the Institute of Geography at Heidelberg University (Alexander von Humboldt scholarship, 1995-1997), at the Institute of Economic Geography of the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich (DAAD scholarship, 1987-1988), and at the Institute of Geography of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (1983-1990). He taught as a professor of economic geography at Andrássy University (2002-2008) and has been an appointed university professor at János Kodolányi University for more than two decades. He is a prolific author in English, German and Hungarian and in 2017, his latest book entitled 'Tectonic Shifts' was published, dealing with the technological revolution in the global economy.
Prof. Dr. Zoltán Cséfalvay