Boldizsár Megyesi

Boldizsár Megyesi
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Research Interests

Boldizsár Megyesi, PhD is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest. Presently he is one of the deputy-directors of the Institute for Sociology at the CSS. He earned his PhD at the Eötvös Loránd University in 2014. He has over 20 years’ of experience in empirical research on rural studies. His work focuses on rural restructuring: the changes of contemporary rural societies, sustainability issues of food production and consumption, rural development and related policies. Another focus of his research is on the social effects of climate change on (food) consumption, environmental attitudes and energy use. He participated in several EU funded research projects (CORASON, GILDED, PENNY, Ruralization), and led several Hungarian research projects on rural resilience, rural image and small-scale food production financed by the NKFIH (NRDIO). He gained the Bolyai plaque in 2019. He published numerous research articles and book chapters, among others in Sociologia Ruralis, Land Use Policy, Rural Sociology, Energies and Geoforum.

Selected Publications

Eszter Kelemen, Boldizsár Megyesi, Bettina Matzdorf, Erling Andersen, Lenny GJ van Bussel, Myriam Dumortier, Céline Dutilly, Marina García-Llorente, Christine Hamon, Annabelle LePage, Roberta Moruzzo, Katrin Prager, Francesco Riccioli, Carolina Yacamán-Ochoa (2023) The prospects of innovative agri-environmental contracts in the European policy context: Results from a Delphi study. In: Land Use Policy Volume 131, August 2023,

Imre Kovách, Gergely Boldizsár Megyesi (2023) Motivations of Subsistence Farming in Hungary: Analysis of a Multi-Factored Phenomenon. Rural Sociology online first

Attila Bai, Imre Kovách, Ibolya Czibere, Boldizsár Gergely Megyesi, Péter Balogh (2022) Examining the Adoption of Drones and Categorisation of Precision Elements among Hungarian Precision Farmers Using a Trans-Theoretical Model. Drones 6 (8), 200 2022.

Langergraber, Günter; Castellar, Joana A C Raaschou Andersen Theis, Maria-Beatrice Andreucci Gösta F. M. Baganz, Gianluigi Buttiglieri, Alba Canet-Martí, Pedro N. Carvalho, David C. Finger, Tjaša Griessler Bulc, Ranka Junge, Boldizsár Megyesi, Dragan Milošević, Hasan Volkan Oral, David Pearlmutter, Rocío Pineda-Martos, Bernhard Pucher, Eric D. van Hullebusch,  and Nataša Atanasova 2021 Towards a Cross-Sectoral View of Nature-Based Solutions for Enabling Circular Cities. Water August 2021 13(17):2352 

Bernadett, Csurgó ; Imre, Kovách ; Boldizsár, Megyesi (2018) After a Long March: the Results of Two Decadesof Rural Restructuring in Hungary. EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRYSIDE 24 : 1 pp. 81-109.