László Szabó

Senior Researcher at Regional Centre of Energy Policy Research at the Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary

László Szabó is a Senior Researcher at the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK, Hungary). He received his PhD from the Corvinus University of Budapest in economics. After his studies, he worked in several positions in the Hungarian public administration: at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and also at the Hungarian Energy Office. Between 2002 and 2010 he was a researcher and scientific officer at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, DG JRC, European Commission, where he specialised in energy modelling of energy intensive sector and climate change related issues.

He participated in several EU projects dealing with climate change mitigation and adaptation issues and he also investigated energy efficiency aspects of the energy sector, publishing the results in several peer-reviewed journals.

Since 2010 his work at REKK has focused on various energy related topics, amongst them the regulation of renewable energy sources in Hungary and also in the wider region, energy economics of buildings, analysing electricity market developments in the short and medium term with a regional coverage.