Zoltán Elekes received a degree in regional and environmental economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Szeged, Hungary in 2012. He is a PhD candidate at the Doctoral School of Economics, University of Szeged with a thesis focusing on the role of import and multinational enterprises in the economic diversification of regions. He has been working as a lecturer at the Faculty since 2014. Since 2017 he has been also working as an assistant research fellow at the Agglomeration and Social Networks Lendület Research Group, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His research area is a combination of evolutionary economic geography and social network analysis with a focus on multinational enterprises and regional diversification. He has published in leading field journals in Hungary. He is teaching Micro- and Macroeconomics, Regional Economics, Local Economic Development and Knowledge Networks in Business for undergraduates.