Dr. Zoltán Pápai, partner, CEO
doctoral degree, Budapest University of Economic Sciences in 1994.

Zoltán Pápai, partner and CEO of Infrapont Economic Consulting, completed his Master and doctoral studies at the Budapest University of Economic Studies. He has been working as a regulatory and competition economist since the beginning of the nineties. Zoltán has regulatory and competition expertise in telecommunication, media, energy, postal services, transport and up to now has been involved in many project in these and also in other industries. He took part as an expert in the implementation of the liberalization network industries and setting up a new regulatory systems, preparation of mobile license auctions, completion of market analyses, impact assessments, and provided expert support in legal cases. Besides consultancy he has been involved in applied economic research concerning market power and competition issues in different markets.

Péter Nagy, partner, senior consultant
Msc in Economics, BUES, 1988.

Péter Nagy, senior consultant, completed his MA studies at the Budapest University of Economic Studies. Between 1998 and 2000 he was senior fellow at the Strategy Directorate of Hungarian Telecom (MATÁV), where he was charged with developing the company level market model. Since 2000 he has been senior consultant at Infrapont participating in each major project of the company, such as providing expert support in the liberalization of Hungarian telecommunication markets and preparation of  the electronic communication laws. He participated in several consultancy projects for the Hungarian Telecommunications Regulator and for telecommunications operators. He also has experience in other network industries, such as the electricity and the postal sector, and has been participating in projects related to competition cases. His main areas consist of market analysis, impact assessment, enhanced empirical research, price regulation, economic preparation of legal regulation, business planning, and market modeling.

Dr. Gergely Csorba, partner, senior consultant
doctoral degree, Central European University (CEU) in 2006.

Gergely Csorba, senior consultant, has been participating in Infrapont’s projects since 2012, focusing mainly on questions involving competition policy and market analysis. He completed his Master studies at the Budapest University of Economic Studies and the Toulouse School of Economics, and his PhD in Economics at the Central European University. He served as the Chief Economist of the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) from 2006 till 2012, where he contributed to several high-profile competition cases with detailed economic analyses. His research focuses on theoretical and applied aspects of Microeconomics, and has referred publications on these topics in referred international journals.

Aliz McLean, consultant
MA in Economics, Central European University (CEU) in 2008.

Aliz McLean joined Infrapont in 2015. She obtained her MA in Economics at the Central European University. She worked as an analyst in the Chief Economist Team of the Hungarian Competition Authority between 2008 and 2012, and then spent 3 months as a visiting researcher at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, conducting research and interviews on economic methods used in merger control. Between 2012 and 2015, she worked as a senior analyst at the Eltinga Centre for Real Estate Research, writing studies and forecasts, and handling large databases concerning all areas of the real estate market. She teaches courses on econometrics, competition policy and industrial organisation at various institutions of higher education, including Eötvös Loránd University and the International Business School. Her main areas of expertise are competition policy, industrial organisation, and market analyses. She is a native speaker of English.

Bertalan Papp, analyst
MA in Economics, Central European University (CEU), 2013.

Bertalan Papp, analyst, joined the team of Infrapont Economic Consulting in 2013 following his graduation from the Central European University (CEU). Previously he has taken part in data-intensive research and policy-evaluation projects, specialized in quantitative analysis. Applying this methodological knowledge to industrial organization problems he engaged in the fields of competition policy and industry regulation, with particular focus on multi-sided markets (e.g. payment card industry). As an analyst at the firm he gathered experience in advising competition cases and merger authorisation processes in various industries, while providing empirical support to industry regulation research and consulting projects.

Evelin Mészáros, assistant