The Central & Eastern European Forum 2016

Daniel Palotai

Executive Director and Chief Economist

Magyar Nemzeti Bank


Daniel Palotai is an economist. He earned his masters degree in 2004 at the faculty of economics of the Corvinus University of Budapest, in finance major and actuary minor. His professional career started in the monetary strategy division of Magyar Nemzeti Bank, the Central Bank of Hungary in 2004. As one of the developers of the MNB pension model, he is a recognised expert on pension systems. From 2007, he worked as an economist at the European Central Bank, responsible for selected non-euro area EU Members States, including programme countries. From November 2010, he was head of the macroeconomic policy department of the Ministry for National Economy and was actively involved in the development of Hungary’s structural reform programme. As a member of the Economic Policy Committee of the European Union, he has contributed to economic and financial stabilisation in Hungary. In March 2013 Daniel Palotai re-joined the Magyar Nemzeti Bank to become executive director responsible for monetary policy and chief economist of the bank. Since September 2015, he is responsible for a number of international and priority matters. He is also a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the European Central Bank and of the Eco-nomic and Financial Committee of the European Union.


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Tue 19 - Wed 20 Jan 2016

The Hilton Vienna, Vienna