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KEF - Košice Economic Forum

The history of the event dates back to 2014, when a professional seminar began to be organized at the Faculty of Economics TUKE, which loosely followed the tradition of seminars organized for doctoral students. During the first year, several individuals from the departments of the Faculty of Economics TUKE presented their research at the seminar. The involvement of members of individual departments (and over time also experts from outside the faculty) followed the original idea of the seminar, in addition to presenting the results of their own scientific research activities, to provide stimulating feedback on the presented papers before such papers are sent to high quality journals and creating space for cooperation, for instance in the field of common publications. Until the end of 2015, many invited guests from academic and economic-political spheres also spoke at the research seminar.

Since 2016, with the intention of better promotion of this activity resented by regular speeches of invited important guests from academic institutions, economic policy and economic and financial practice at the Faculty of Economics TUKE, the research seminar has transformed into Košice Economic Forum (KEF), which represents a purely academic activity that follows the idea to facilitate an open discussion on a wide range of recent economic and social problems and economic challenges in Slovakia and abroad.

Overview of the past events of the Kosice Economic Forum:

Date Content

October 20, 2022,

o 13:00 hod.

Invitation

Ivan Mikloš - former ministry of finance of the Slovak Republic

Topic: "The world, Europe and Slovakia at a crossroads: challenges and opportunities"

Photogallery

October 5, 2022,

o 13:00 hod.

Invitation

Mikuláš Dzurinda - former prime minister of the Slovak republic

Topic: "Slovakia and the EU in the period of changing global geopolitical conditions"

Photogallery

September 24, 2021,

o 09:00 hod.

Invitation

Július Horváth - professor of economics at the Central European University, Hungary

Topic: "Economic thought in Central Europe, from the beginnings to the end of socialism"

May 19, 2021,

o 11:00 hod.

Invitation

Ján Tóth - chairman of the Council for Budget Responsibility

Topic: "Sound and long-term sustainable public finances (amendment to the Constitutional Act on Budget Responsibility)"

May 5, 2021,

o 11:00 hod.

Invitation

Peter Kažimír - governor of the National Bank of Slovakia

Topic: "Monetary policy is changing (and not just because of the pandemic)"

April 21, 2021,

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

Ján Pokrivčák - professor of economics at the Slovak University of Agriculture

Topic: "The impact of producer organizations on farm performance: The case study of large farms from Slovakia"

April 15, 2021,

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

Dengjun Zhang - Stavanger University, Norway

Topic: "The Case and Cause of Credit Constraints: Empirical Evidence from Manufacturing in Developing Countries"

November 18, 2021

11:00 a. m.

Invitation

HabrmanMichal Habrman - analyst at the Institute of Financial Policy (IFP) at the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic

Topic: "Reform of universities and support for science, research and innovation (Modern and successful Slovakia)"

October 21, 2020,

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

Ľuboš Pástor - Professor of finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Topic: "Fifty shades of QE: Conflicts of interest in Economic research"

October 07, 2020,

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

Peter Goliaš - Director of INEKO

Topic: "Importance of democracy for the quality of life"

May 20, 2020,

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

Andrej Svorenčík - University of Mannheim

Topic: "Revision of expenditures to the sector of culture"

May 13, 2020,

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

Martin Smatana - Director of the Institute of health policy, Ministry of health, Slovak republic

Topic: "Analytics during COVID-19 pandemics: More harms than gains?"

April 29, 2020,

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

Steven Yamarik - Professor of economics, California State University

Topic: "Resource abundance, dependence and the resource curse: new evidence from the shale revolution"

April 22, 2020,

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

Zuzana Fungáčová - Senior Adviser v Bank of Finland

Topic: "Does experience of banking crises affect trust in banks?"

February 18, 2020

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

KEF_KissŠtefan Kišš - Director of Institute “Value for money”, Ministry of Finance SR

Topic: "Value for money in (regional) public policy"

 

November 14, 2019

11:15 a.m.

Invitation

 Panel discussion

Topic: "Recent challenges of labor market in Slovakia "

 

Participants of panel discussion:

  • Peter Dosedla (member of presidium of Republiková únia zamestnávateľov)
  • Thomas Jan Hejcman (member of presidium Asociácia zamestnávateľských zväzov a združení)
  • Stanislav Kmeť (Rector of the Technical University of Košice)
  • Marián Magdoško (president of Konfederácia odborových zväzov)
  • Emil Machyna (chairman of Odborový zväz KOVO)
  • Branislav Ondruš (state secretary of Ministerstvo práce, sociálnych vecí a rodiny)

Photogallery

October 3, 2019

1:30 p.m.

Invitation

KEF_DzurindaMikuláš Dzurinda - former prime minister of Slovakia

Topic: "Federal Union: Vision to cope with differences in EU?"

Photogallery

June 20, 2019

9:00 a.m.

Invitation

Svatopluk Kapounek - Vice dean for research, Faculty of Business Mendel University in Brno.

Topic: "Cryptocurrency Market Efficiency: Evidence from Time-Frequency Analysis"

February 13, 2019

9:00 a.m.

Invitation

Štefan Rychtárik - risk analyst at Division of macroprudential policy at the National Bank of Slovakia.

Topic: "Financial stability in Slovakia"

Presentation

November 14, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Invitation

Jiří Rusnok - governor of the Czech National Bank, prime minister of the Czech republic in 2013 - 2014.

Topic: "Monetary policy of the Czech national Bank during economic crisis and recovery"

October 17, 2018

9:30 a.m.

Invitation

Ivan Šramko - chairman of the Slovak Fiscal Board, former governor of the National Bank of Slovakia.

Topic: "Fiscal framework and public finance in Slovakia"

Presentation 1 Presentation 2

June 5, 2018

1:00 p.m.

Invitation

 

Branislav Saxa - director of Division of monetary analyses and monetary policy transmission in the Czech National Bank.

Topic: "Forecasting Mortgages: Internet Search Data as a Proxy for Mortgage Credit Demand"

April 25, 2018

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

Iveta Radičová former prime minister of the Slovak republic in 2010 - 2012, university professor and dean of the Fakulta masmédií Paneurópska vysoká škola v Bratislave.

Topic: "Modern social conflict and challenges for Slovakia"

March 20, 2018

09:15 a.m.

Invitation

prof. Evžen Kočenda - professor of economics at the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of social sciences, Univerzita Karlova, Prague.

Topic: "Effects of monetary policy on inflation persistence"

February 21, 2018

09:15 a.m.

Invitation

Jan Hanousek - professor of economics at CERGE in Prague.

Topic: "Investment decision making of firms in corruption environment of the Central and Eastern Europe"

November 30, 2017

9:15 a.m.

Invitation

Ivan Mikloš - leading man of economic transformation in Slovakia, former ministry of finance of the Slovak republic, chief economic adviser to the Ukrainian Prime Minister in support of reforms in Ukraine, holder of domestic and international awards.

Topic: "Europe and the world at the crossroad. Possible scenarios and their impact on Slovakia"

October 17, 2017

9:30 a.m.

Invitation

Brigita Schmögnerová - Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva, Vice-President for the Environment, Public Procurement and Administration of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, former ministry of finance of the Slovak republic.

Topic: "From gold standard through local and parallel currency to „sovereign money""

May 2, 2017

1:00 p.m.

Invitation

Ľudovít Ódor - member of the Slovak Fiscal Board, former member of the governing council of the National Bank of Slovakia, co-author of several reform concepts, including constitutional law, author of many publications at home and abroad.

Topic: "What have we learned from economic crisis about fiscal policy?"

April 10, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Invitation

Peter Krištofík - dean of the Ekonomická fakulta Univerzity Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici.

Topic: "Opportunities and restrains of financial economics."

March 13, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Invitation

Elena Kohútiková - Vice director of the commercial bank VÚB, former vice governor of the National Bank of Slovakia.

Topic: "Negative interest rates and their impact on Slovak economy and banks"

February 9, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Invitation

Ján Fidrmuc - member of Department of economics at the Brunel University in London. Founder and director of the Institute for strategies and analyses (ISA) at the government office of the Slovak republic. Former member of the Center for Europe an Integration Studies (ZEI) in Bonn University.

Topic: "Measuring wellbeing:individual based approach"

December 15, 2016

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

Jarko Fidrmuc - professor of international economics at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen (Germany).

Topic: "Macroeconomic Impact of Basel III: Evidence from a Meta-Analysis"

Presentation

December 6, 2016

1:00 p.m.

Invitation

Vladimír Vaňo - chief economist of Sberbank Europe AG.

Topic: "Polling on Brexit, its implications on financial markets and economy of Great Britain and Eurozone"

Presentation

October 24, 2016

11:00 a.m.

Invitation

Ľuboš Pástor - professor of finance at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business v U.S.A.

Topic: "Union of capital markets in the Europe"

Presentation

September 21, 2016

11:30 a.m.

Invitation

Viliam Páleník - researcher at the Institute of Economics sat the Slovak Academy of Science. Director of Institute of employment.

Topic: "Environmental Tax as the Possible Part of European Union Own Resources"

Presentation

June 30, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Invitation

Mikuláš Luptáčik - dean of the Národohospodárska fakulta Ekonomickej univerzity v Bratislave. Scientific director of the Institute for economic research in Vienna, emeritus professor on Ekonomická univerzita in Vienna and chairman of the Board for social sciences APVV.

Topic: "Analysis and Quantification of a New Fiscally Neutral European Tax"

Presentation

May 12, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Invitation

Julius Horváth - is a former dean of Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and former president of Slovak Economic Association (SEA).

Topic: "Education and Development"

Alfredo Hernandez - prednáška na tému: "Sovereign Debt Crisis: Euro-Reality"

Presentation

April 14, 2016

3:00 p.m.

Invitation

Martin Kahanec - Associate Professor at the Central European University in Budapest and co-Founder and Scientific Director of CELSI, Bratislava.

Topic: "What Explains Immigrant-Native Gaps in European Labour Markets: The Role of Institutions"

Presentation

March 24, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Invitation

Jozef Makúch - governor of the National Bank of Slovakia.

Topic: "Recent challenges of monetary policy, Bank Union"

Presentation