David Mihalyi is a visiting fellow at CEU’s School of Public Policy and a senior economic analyst at the Natural Resource Governance Institute. His research focuses on the “presource curse”: the macroeconomic challenges caused by expectations of future resource wealth. He also provides technical assistance and capacity building on the macroeconomic management of resource revenues. He led the development of several extractive data tools and economic models for Ghana, Mongolia and Tanzania. His research was covered in the Economist, Foreign Policy, Finance and Development.
Previously he completed the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme as an economist in the Budget Bureau of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance. His two years in Freetown coincided with a mining boom in the country and his work focused on the impact of the extractive sector on the economy and public finances. Before that, he was an economist at the Hungarian Central Bank and the Office of the Fiscal Council in Hungary. In both roles, he focused on fiscal forecasting and evaluating budget sustainability.