Imre Fertő is a general director of Centre for Economic and Regional Studies where he has been working since 1992. He was the director of the Institute of Economics of Centre for Economic and Regional Studies between 2016 and 2019. He is also professor at the Kaposvár University. He served earlier as a professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest. He graduated at the Corvinus (then Karl Marx) University of Budapest in 1989. He received his Ph.D. in economics at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1996, and Ph.D. in agricultural economics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2005 and DSc. in economics at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2007. Recently, his research focuses on international trade and price transmission, production efficiency, vertical coordination along food chain. He published numerous articles in various international journal including World Economy, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Ecological Indicators, Post Communist Economies, Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Economics Letters, China Economic Review, European Planning Studies, Food Policy, Industrial Data Management Systems, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Journal of Dairy Sciences and Journal of Institutional Economics. He has participated in numerous international research projects sponsored by the Commission of the European Union, the World Bank and the bilateral research programme within framework of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is also member of editorial board of various journals including: Industrial Data Management Systems, Agricultural and Food Economics, International Journal of Sustainable Economy, Danube Law and Economics Review, Sustainability and Eurochoices. He was a member of executive board of the European Association of Agricultural Economists between 2011 and 2017. He is member of the scientific advisory board of the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition countries.