Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hagara the New Chief Analyst of ING Slovakia

Since January 1, the new chief analyst of ING Slovakia is Eduard Hagara, aged 29. Hagara, born in Kežmarok, replaced Ján Tóth, the chairman of the Club of Economic Analysts, after almost ten years in this position. In 2003, Hagara co-authored a paper (in Slovak) on the similarity of demand and supply shocks in European countries with Jarko Fidrmuc. The study was published in Politická ekonomie in 2004. He obtained a degree in economic and financial mathematics from Comenius University in Bratislava, and worked for ING for almost five years. He is a four-time Slovak chess champion. E. Hagara this way joined the ranks of young economists in senior analyst positions in Slovakia, following Vladimír Vaňo (30), who became the chief analyst of Volksbank Slovakia in fall 2007.

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