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Anna, Lovász

Anna Lovász is a research fellow at the Institute of Economics, she joined the labor market group in 2008. Her research focuses on labor economics, applied micro-econometrics, and industrial organization. She studied Economics at the University of Washington (Seattle), receiving her PhD in 2008. Her dissertation studied the effect of increased competition on the gender wage gap in Hungary following the transition. Before joining the Institute, she worked as a research assistant at the Labor Project of the Central European University for two years, and visited CERGE-EI in Prague under a Marie Curie fellowship. She has taught at the University of Washington, McDaniel College Budapest, and is currently a part time fellow at the Department of Economics at Eotvos Lorand University. Her recent work continues to focus on gender-related topics (family policies and maternal labor supply, the gender wage gap and its causes, the labor market costs of childbearing, psychological differences between genders and the effect of enviromental factors on performance), as well as more general labor market issues (productivity at the firm and individual level, wage differentials, occupational allocation).

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Selected papers

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E. – Lovász, A. (2015): Are children driving the gender wage gap? Comparative evidence from Poland and Hungary, Economics of the Transition (forthcoming). Working paper versions: 1 2

Altwicker-Hámori, Sz. and Lovász, A. (2014): Wage differential between the public and private sector in Hungary between 2002 and 2008 – the long term effect of wage increase. In: K. Fazekas and L. Neumann (eds.), The Hungarian Labor Market 2014. link

Lovász, A. (2014): 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: K. Fazekas and L. Neumann (eds.), The Hungarian Labor Market 2014. link

Lovász, A. – Rigó, M. (2013): Vintage Effects, Ageing, and Productivity. Labour Economics, Vol. 22, pp. 46-60. link

Lovász, A. – Telegdy, Á. (2010): Labour market discrimination – types, measurement issues, empirical solutions, The Hungarian Labour Market – Review and Analysis 2010. IE-HAS, OFA, pp. 46-67. link

Lovász, A. (2010): The effect of competition on the gender wage gap in Hungary 1986–2003, The Hungarian Labour Market – Review and Analysis 2010. IE-HAS, OFA, pp.151-160. link