My name is Márton Czirfusz. I work in Budapest for the Institute for Regional Studies, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. My main research fields are economic geography, labour geography and critical urban studies.
This is the website of the research with the title Uneven development and labour in Hungary, run between 2017 and 2020, financed by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office—NKFIH, contract number PD 120798.
The research will focus on the interrelations of the effects of the global economic crisis and governmental policies responding to this crisis – such as those in relation to unemployment, state job creation and spatial inequalities. Firstly, I will carry out a historical analysis that looks at former global economic crises and governmental policies aiming to create jobs in earlier eras. Secondly, through an extensive literature review I will rethink spatial inequalities in the world of work (and non-work) building on the Hungarian case study. My research will provide a new perspective to look at certain public policies influencing the lives of many people (e.g. public works programmes, creating jobs in manufacturing industry), and to show how world economic processes, public policies and uneven development are interconnected. This might pave the way for more just public policies which are able to tackle the challenge of rising socio-spatial inequalities.
Download the detailed research plan here.
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