The Ethical Economic Thinking and Competitiveness Conference organised by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary took place in Budapest on 15 October 2015.
After the opening words of Rector of the University Professor Péter Balla, the plenary session of the conference began with the lectures of Dr. György Matolcsy, President of the Hungarian National Bank and László Domokos, President of the State Audit Office of Hungary. The event continued with the presentations of two international guest lecturers: Professor Jacques Jaussaud from the University of Pau in France and Dr. Johan Graafland, economist and theologian professor of Tilburg University in the Netherlands shared their views on the relationship between economy and law.
The plenary session ended with a roundtable discussion with the participation of Professor Péter Halmai (University of Pannonia), Professor Csaba Lentner (National University of Public Service), Professor Péter Miskolczi Bodnár (Károli University), Professor Zoltán Zéman (Szent István University) and Professor József Zsengellér (Károli University). In the afternoon six sections provided participants the opportunity for professional debate and for the presentation of fresh scientific achievements.
The long-term goal of Károli University with this conference, which attracted significant professional interest, is to launch a series of international conferences that deal with the complex relationship of ethics, economics and law and provide an opportunity to share national and international experiences.