Program: Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship
Year: 2023 Summer
Host Institution: American Legislative Exchange Council’s Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Quote: “I have always admired how only a handful of determined pilgrims could lay the foundations of what we now call the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. I embark on my D.C. jouney with like determination to uncover to intricacies of U.S. federalism – and in the meantime, grow both personally and professionally in the most challeging environment I have ever been in.”
Read his introduction here: hungaryfoundation.org
Márton’s enthusiasm for European affairs and economic integration studies is also reflected in his academic activities. He is currently writing his thesis on the assessment of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Funds after having finished his third year at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest with a 4.0 GPA, majoring in International Business Economics. His other research interests are also related to the economics of the European Union, with a special focus on European budgetary issues.
Márton always strived for challenging himself in competitive international environments. He successfully completed a course on European affairs at the prestigious SciencesPo Paris Summer School last July. He has also actively participated in international conferences such as the Future European Leaders Forum in Prague or the ConSIMium program in Brussels. Therefore, he is well equipped with the toolset to achieve his goals in the politically most vibrant city in the world.
The ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force is dedicated to researching and promoting sound policy aimed at creating a pro-growth atmosphere in state economies. Policies that promote economic growth and increase state competitiveness are achieved by reducing excessive government spending and limiting the overall tax burden. The Task Force’s legislative members are at the forefront of developing sound, fiscally responsible, and free market tax and fiscal policies to address the needs that the states now face.
The Task force has pioneered policies that increase budget transparency, promote state spending limitations, require super-majorities for tax increases, implement dynamic revenue forecasting, and many more. The Task Force has several Subcommittees that examine specific policy areas in detail. These areas include fiscal policy reform, internet taxation, education finance, and public pensions.
The ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force is working to provide economically viable, fiscally responsible, and free market solutions to promote economic growth.