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Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research: REKK


The research centre has taken part in several research projects in Hungary and Europe. Our main areas of research are the electricity and natural gas markets, but we have also worked on water economy fields. In the energy markets, climate protection and renewable energy are becoming important. Thus our main educational activity is the energy management economist and specialist training course, which has been running since 2009. The training/course is also supported by research results published by the REK research team.

Horizon 2020 and OTKA – research projects

How can we make household energy demand climate neutral without a carbon tax? One of the key questions is how sensitive households are to changes in prices and incomes. Policy prices have been the same for the last 10 years. We conducted a systematic liteture review of studies that estimated short- and long-term price elasticity on energy markets. We managed to filter out the most important variables and methods to prepare our own econometric analyses assumed to be robust for the macroeconomy. If the analysis is provedto be reliable, it can provide input to make the planned emission reduction system, that promotes residential and transport decarbonisation to be effective (and central domains). We intend to identify population groups that are much more difficult to respond to price signals, which is why they are much more sensitive to economic instruments.

Corvinus University of Budapest


Head of Research Center

Ungvári Gábor

Kis András

Vári-Kiss Edina

Lévai Emese

Bartek-Lesi Mária

Dézsi Bettina, Diallo Alfa

Felsmann Balázs

Horváth Gábor

Kácsor Enikő

Kotek Péter

Paizs László

Rácz Viktor

Selei Adrienn

Varga Katalin

Vékony András


Pató, Z., Mezősi, A., & Szabó, L. (2022). Is border carbon adjustment the right tool for the power sector.

Climate Policy, 22(4), 502-513.


Selei, A., & Tóth, B. T. (2022). A modelling-based assessment of EU supported natural gas projects of common interest.

Energy Policy, 166, 113045.


Ungvári, G., & Kis, A. (2022). Reducing flood risk by effective use of flood‐peak polders: A case study of the Tisza River.

Journal of Flood Risk Management, 15(3), e12823.


Selei, A., & Tóth, B. T. (2022). A modelling-based assessment of EU supported natural gas projects of common interest.

Energy Policy, 166, 113045.


Almaraz, S. D. L., Rácz, V., Azzaro-Pantel, C., & Szántó, Z. O. (2022). Multiobjective and social cost-benefit optimisation for a sustainable hydrogen supply chain: Application to Hungary.

Applied Energy, 325, 119882.


Bobinaite, V., Konstantinaviciute, I., Galinis, A., Bartek-Lesi, M., Rácz, V., & Dézsi, B. (2022). Energy Sufficiency in the Household Sector of Lithuania and Hungary: The Case of Heated Floor Area.

Sustainability, 14(23), 16162.


Ungvári, G. (2022). Combining Flood Risk Mitigation and Carbon Sequestration to Optimize Sustainable Land Management Schemes: Experiences from the Middle-Section of Hungary’s Tisza River.

Land, 11(7), 985.


We publish a lot of Q1 articles, its worth to read them.

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Previous partnerships

Technical University of Budapest

Technical university of Wien

Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

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