Akar, László


Personal details:

Name: László AKAR
Date of birth: 1953
Present workplace: GKI Economic Research Co.
Present status: GCEO


1972-1977 Budapest University of Economics, Economist

Professional experience:

1998- GKI Economic Research Co., CEO, GCEO
1994-1998 Ministry of Finance, Parliamentary State Secretary
1992-1994 Hungaroholding Asset Management Co., CEO
1990-1992 Coopholding Asset Management Co., CEO
1990 Ministry of Finance, Head of department
1977-1990 National Planning Office, Group Leader, Head of Department

Other positions

2006-2007 Unicredit International Advisory Board, Member
2002-2010 MOL Plc. Board of Directors, Member
2002-2007 NBH Supervisory Board, Chairman
1998-2001 NBH Supervisory Board, Member
1992-1994 Konzumbank Supervisory Board, Chairman


  • Aug. 2010, Hungarian euro-zone entry, as early or as late as possible?
  • Közgazdaság, Economic Theory and Policy
  • Nov. 2007 Akar L.-Kopik T. On a bumpy road towards euro. In “Cikkek a cakkokról”, GKI
  • Jan. 2007 Economic turnaround and the new convergence program. In Pénzügyi Szemle
  • Okt. 2006 Adler J. – Akar L.: The role of food voucher; In: Munkaügyi Szemle
  • Feb. 2006 Competitiveness and tax system in Hungary In. Back to the basics, Studies about the public finance reforms OMK, edited by A. Vígvari
  • Feb.. 2004 The state and its budget. In: Cégvezetés
  • Jan. 2004 About the effects of EU accession, and economic policy opportunities. In: Külgazdaság
  • Dec. 2003 Adler J. – Akar L.: The role of food voucher; In: Munkaügyi Szemle
  • Apr. 2002 Thoughts about the budget; In: Bank és tőzsde
  • May 2000 Kossuth plan needed; In: Világgazdaság
  • Feb. 2000 About the smaller budget deficit, In: Világgazdaság


  • Nov 1999 Akar, L. – Barta, J.: The experiences of financial fragility. Paper presented at the ERI of Japan Symposium “Financial Fragility in Transition Economies”