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Book: Complexity Economics – Economic Governance, Science and Policy

Kovacs, O. (2022): Complexity Economics – Economic Governance, Science and Policy. Routledge, London, p. 374 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003288398  Our socio–economic innovation ecosystem is riddled with ever-increasing complexity, as we are faced with more frequent and intense shocks, such as COVID-19. Unfortunately, addressing complexity requires a different kind of economic governance. There is increasing pr
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Publication: Coordinating Differring Economic Policy Goals – Inclusive Industry 4.0

Kovacs, O. (2022): Inkluzív kormányzás az ipar 4.0 korában – Japán példája. Közgazdasági Szemle, Vol. 69, No. 2, pp. 255-277, DOI: DOI:10.18414/KSZ.2022.2.255 Tanulmányunk azt a kérdést vizsgálja, hogy vajon össze lehet-e egyeztetni két, egymással látszólag teljesen szemben álló gazdaságpolitikai célt: a digitális transzformáció és ipar 4.0 előrelendítésének, illetve az inkluzív fejlődés biztosításának céljait.
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The Hungarian Eurology – The Road to Perdition?

Kovács, O. (2020): The Hungarian Eurology – The Road to Perdition? Journal of Post-Communist Economies, Online version, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14631377.2020.1745558  The study aims at deciphering the driving forces behind the Hungarian eurolessness from a more complexity-aware perspective. To this end, it applies the concept of runaway phenomena, borrowed from complexity science pervaded by an evolutionar
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Big IFs in Productivity-Enhancing Industry 4.0

Kovacs, O. (2019): Big IFs in Productivity-Enhancing Industry 4.0. Social Sciences, Vol. 8., No. 2, Industry 4.0 Implication for Economy and Society, https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8020037 Abstract With the dawn of Industry 4.0, its productivity-boosting impact appears to be comfortably ensconced both in the media and in the scientific community. Still, our paper is to portend a rather dismal prognosis by outlining th
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The Dark Corners of Industry 4.0 – Grounding Economic Governance 2.0

Kovacs, O. (2018): The Dark Corners of Industry 4.0 – Grounding Economic governance 2.0. Technology in Society, Vol. 55., No. 3, pp. 140-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2018.07.009 This paper analyses the fourth industrial revolution by shifting towards a more complexity-aware economics. In so doing we concentrate on the complexity of interactions in the development of Industry 4.0 and the Digital Economy by s
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The Complexity of the European Integration – The General Vectors of Disorientegration

Kovács, O. (2018): The Complexity of the European Integration – The General Vectors of Disorientegration. European Mirror, Vol. 21., Special Edition No. 1, pp. 29-47. The paper transcends prevailing literature on the crisis of European integration by demonstrating that disorientegration (losing orientation and weakening integration) is not a recent fortuitous event but a systemic pattern. It shows how the centrifugal
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Member State Integration Models – New Dimensions of Economic Governance in the European Union

Kovács, O. (2016): Member State Integration Models –New Dimensions of Economic Governance in the European Union. Conference Review on the occasion of Celebration of Hungarian Science 2015, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Financial and Economic Review, Vol. 15., No. 1. pp. 165-169
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A Systemic Narrative of Hungarian Eurozone Accession

Kovács, O. (2014): A Systemic Narrative of Hungarian Eurozone Accession. The Polish Quarterly of International Affairs, 2014, No. 3 This paper attempts to contribute to a better understanding of why a more systemic approach is needed when it comes to Hungary’s eurozone accession. This study first dwells on the issue of its macroeconomic instability from a regional perspective by devoting attention to its “lagging” ph
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Innovation: Fiscal Decentralisation and Corruption

In this short post, we are to provide support to the argument that the degree of fiscal decentralisation affects the innovation milieu of a country through influencing the closeness among relevant stakeholders (public, private and third sector). Closeness, corruption, innovation milieu To this end, we have two considerations: (i) a more decentralised structure is closer to the society and thus it promises more fiscal
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