Brian Fabo, Mgr., MA. PhD. Researcher

Research field

  • Labour market
  • Monetary policy
  • Use of big data in economics

Forecasts, Prospects, Analyses, Strategies

  • Impacts of digital transformation on the CEE region.

Concise Profile

Brian Fabo holds a PhD. in Economics from the Tilburg University, Netherlands. Currently, he is a Senior Economist at the National Bank of Slovakia and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Forecasting of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. In the past was affiliated with the Central European University in Budapest, Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies and the Central European Labour Studies Institute in Bratislava. Throughout his career he acquired a rich experience with international scientific collaborative projects (FP7, H2020) and regularly publishes in international peer reviewed scientific journals. In 2020, he was awarded the Martin Filko prize for outstanding contribution to economics research and evidence-driven policy making in Slovakia by the Slovak Economic Association.

Scientific Projects

Selected Publishing Activity

Drahokoupil, J. and Fabo, B. (2022): The limits of foreign-led growth: Demand for skills by foreign and domestic firms. Review of International Political Economy, 29(1):152-174

Fabo, B., Kempf, E., Jancokova, M., Pastor, L. (2021) Fifty Shades of QE: Comparing Findings of Central Bankers and Academics, Journal of Monetary Economics Vol. 120:1-20.

Fabo, B. and Kahanec, M. (2018): Can a voluntary web survey be useful beyond explorative research? International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 21(5), 591-601

Fabo, B., Beblavy, M., and Lenaerts, K. (2017): The importance of foreign language skills in the labour markets of Central and Eastern Europe: assessment based on data from online job portals. Empirica, 44(3), 487-508.

Fabo, B., Karanovic, J and Dukova, K. (2017): In search of an adequate European policy response to the platform economy. Transfer: European Review of Labor and Research, 23(2) 163-175