Master of Science in Economics, Karl Marx University Economics, Budapest, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, University Newcastle, Tyne, 2005.
Research fellow Institute Market Research and Informatics, Budapest, 1989—1992. Senior research advisor Institute Economics, 1992—2009. Professor Corvinus University Budapest, since 2010.
Member of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, British Agricultural Economics Association, International Association Agricultural Economics, European Association Agricultural Economists.
Married Paula Ecsedi, 1992. Children: Emma, Viola.