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Borbála Takácsné Tóthsenior research associate

Borbála Takácsné Tóth has worked with the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK) since its creation in 2004. She recently (2023) defended her PhD thesis at the International Relations and Security Studies program at the Corvinus University of Budapest. In 2001 she received an M.A. in International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University in Budapest. Borbala was educated as an economist and received her degree from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in 1998. She spent 5 years as a civil servant in government administration mostly in the field of energy regulation. Between 2001 and 2003 she was Head of the President’s Secretariat responsible for international relations of the Hungarian Energy Office. In this capacity she worked closely with ERRA and CEER. Prior to this, from 2001 to 2002, she was an international relations manager responsible for coordination of a PHARE project tasked with developing requisite secondary legislation and outlines for licenses, Grid Code and Commercial code for the Hungarian electricity market opening. Before that she worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs being responsible mostly for long term planning of highways. With REKK she has been leading several international and national consultancy projects, with many using the European Gas Market Model as the primary analytic tool. Her main fields of expertise include: regional co-operations; security of supply issues; energy geopolitics; major infrastructure initiatives in the gas sector and incentives for investments; competition cases in the gas market; and the effect of gas release programs on competition in the gas market in Europe.

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