Gábor Oblath, senior research fellow since February 2010, holds the diploma of the University of Economics Budapest (1975) and PhD of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1975). He began his professional career at the Institute for Economic and Market Research, Budapest (Kopint-Datorg), where he worked for more than 25 years. His responsibilities included macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, as well as coordination of economic research. He became the Head of the Research Department (1987), Research Director (1995) and Chairman of the Board (2000-02). Meanwhile, he was guest scholar, among others, at the Helsinki School of Economics, the Brookings Institution and the Bank of Finland and worked at the UN Economic Commission for Europe (1994). In 1996-98, he taught at the Central European University. He published in the fields of trade, fiscal and monetary policy, in particular on foreign and domestic debt, international capital flows, inflation tax and exchange rate policy. In 2001, he was appointed as a Member of the Monetary Council, National Bank of Hungary, and held this position until his election as a Member of the Fiscal Council in February 2009 (terminated in 2010). Between 2012 and 2014 he was senior research fellow at the Department of Economics, ELTE University. He is a member of economic committees of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the editorial board of professional journals. He holds the Kaldor Prize (Corvinus University) and the Fényes Elek Prize (Hungarian Statistical Office). His recent works relate to accession to the euro-zone, economic convergence and issues related to statistical measurement: FDI-flows, terms-of-trade developments, international comparisons of income, price and wage levels.