Dániel Palotai is an economist. He earned his Master’s degree in 2004 at the Faculty of Economics of the Corvinus University of Budapest. He began his professional career at Magyar Nemzeti Bank, the central bank of Hungary, working as an analyst at the Monetary Strategy Division of the Bank’s Economics Department between 2004 and 2007. From 2007, he went on to work at the European Central Bank, where as an economist responsible for selected non-euro area EU Members States he gained insight into financial crisis management. 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 Program. He contributed to the economic and financial stabilisation of Hungary as a member of the Economic Policy Committee (EPC) of the European Union. In March 2013 Dániel Palotai re-joined the Magyar Nemzeti Bank to become Executive Director and the Bank’s Chief Economist. In 2015, he received the Popovics Sándor award, which is a prestigious recognition awarded to young economists under the age of 45. Since 2016 he is the chairman of the Financial and Economic Review’s (FER) Editorial Board, since 2017 he is also the vice president of Hungarian Economic Association (HEA). He is also a member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the European Central Bank and a member of the Economic and Financial Committee (EFC) of the European Union.
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