Akos Valentinyi is a Professor of Economics at Cardiff Business School, a Fellow of CEPR and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Member of the European Economy Advisory Group. He was previously Professor at the University of Southampton and Head of Research at the National Bank of Hungary. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest and Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. His research focuses on macroeconomics, economic growth, productivity differences and structural change. He has published in leading international journals including the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Economic Dynamics, and the Journal of the European Economic Association.