Klára Katona

Visit Dates: 2020-21

Head of the Heller Farkas Institute for Economics at the Faculty of Law, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary. 

Research Interests
  • Globalization and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • Corporate competitiveness
  • Impact of taxation, financial intermediation, and catholic social teaching

Klára Katona is head of the Heller Farkas Institute for Economics and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPCU) in Budapest. She has been a member of the faculty at PPCU since 1998. Katona received her PhD in Management and Economics from Pécs University, Hungary in 2006. Her dissertation was entitled "Survey on the Motivations and Effects of the Foreign Direct Investment Flows to Hungary." She has taught undergraduate and graduate students across specializations in the Schools of Law and Economics and was also a Visiting Professor in the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Equador (2017) and Atma Jaya University, Jakarta, Indonesia (2019). At Nanovic, Katona will conduct research on the intersection between Catholic social teaching and business and ethics, which relates to the Institute's work around the topic of the role faith plays in developing sustainable entrepreneurship in post-communist countries.