Kalman Kalotay, Economist, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and Honorary Professor, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
Kalman Kalotay has been working for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) since 1990. Currently, he is member of the Investment Policy Review team, providing policy advice to developing and transition countries on their general business environment and their investment-specific framework. Between 1996 and 2010 he was part of the World Investment Report team, analysing both sectoral issues such as foreign investors in agriculture, infrastructure, extractive industries and services, and cross-cutting issues such as foreign direct investment from developing and transition economies, in research and development, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, the importance of local linkages, foreign direct investment and export competitiveness. He was also in charge of the analysis of foreign direct investment trends in countries in transition. Previously, he was analyst at the division on economic cooperation among developing countries of the UNCTAD secretariat (1990–1996). Before joining United Nations, he taught world economics at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration (currently Corvinus University) (1983–1990).
In addition to his official tasks at UNCTAD, he has participated in various academic activities: he has published broadly in journals and books on issues related to foreign direct investment to, and from, countries in transition, especially the Russian Federation. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of East-West Business. In the past he served as associate (1996–2003) and deputy editor (2003–2004) of UNCTAD’s academic journal entitled Transnational Corporations.
He received his Ph.D. from the Corvinus University (2000), and in 2013 he was elected Honorary Professor by the same university.