Andras Margitay-Becht

Andras Margitay-Becht

Overview

Department: 
School of Economics and Business Administration » Economics
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Office
Garaventa - 303

Contact:
Email: am17@stmarys-ca.edu

Education

  • PhD International Business Transactions, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2008
    Modeling the financial aid of Sub-Saharan Africa in an agent-based environment
  • MA Finance, Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, 2008
  • MSC Technical Informatics, System Design, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2004

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience:

  • Adjunct - Saint Mary's College of California (2008 - Present)
    School of Economics and Business Administration, Department of
    Economics

Courses Taught

Recently Taught:

  • Economics
  • Industry Analysis
  • International Business
  • International Finance
  • Managing Global Competition
  • Real Finance in Virtual Worlds

Regularly Taught:

  • Economics
  • Industry Analysis
  • International Business

Service

Committee:

  • AOL Committee Member
    (September 2011 - Present)

Program Development:

  • Digital Literacy minor -- consultant
    (2010 - Present)

Task Force:

  • Credit Hour and Academic Calendar task force
    (July 2012 - August 2012)
  • SEBA Integration Task Force member
    (April 2012 - May 2012)

Presentations

Conference Presentations

  • Remittances and FDI; a comparison. Margitay-Becht, Andras (other-Conference Organizer)
    The Human Factor in Economic Development conference
    Budapest, Hungary
    (November 29, 2011)
  • Teaching Social Sciences in Virtual Worlds: a Tutorial. Margitay-Becht, Andras
    International Association for Development of the Information Society: Game and Entertainment Technologies 2010
    Freiburg,Germany, July 26-28.
    (July 26, 2010)
  • Do-it-yourself learning: Case studies of gaming as education in virtual worlds. Margitay-Becht, Andras and Herrera, Dana R.
    Videogame cultures and the future of interactive entertainment conference
    Mansfield College, Oxford, UK, July 10-12.
    (July 10, 2009)
  • Cyber-diasporas: the effects of migration to virtual worlds. Margitay-Becht, Andras and Herrera, Dana R.
    The Second global conference: Diasporas
    Mansfield College, Oxford, UK. July 6-9
    (July 06, 2009)
  • Virtual Rebirth and Reincarnation: Synthetic Lives. Margitay-Becht, Andras and Herrera , Dana R.
    Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations conference
    (June 23, 2009)
  • Society, groups and economy: the effects of traditional social norms and structures on a western development path. Margitay-Becht, Andras (panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations conference
    (June 23, 2009)
  • Fun is Learning: A case study of Gaming as Education in Virtual Worlds. Margitay-Becht, Andras and Herrera, Dana R.
    Learning in Higher Education symposium
    (June 01, 2008)
  • Pedagogy and Virtual Worlds. Margitay-Becht, Andras
    Faculty Technology Group Speaker Series
    course summary and program proposal
    (April 23, 2008)

Conferences Organized

  • The Human Factor in Economic Development Conference. Margitay-Becht, Andras (other-Organizer)
    (November 29, 2011)

Keynote Presentations

  • Cultural Effects on Remittances. Margitay-Becht, Andras
    Economic & Social Challenges and Problems 2010 conference
    Tirana, Albania, December 10-12.
    (December 10, 2010)
  • Exploring Complexity: Agent-Based Social Simulations.. Margitay-Becht, Andras (talk, speech or lecture)
    ARW Complex Societal Dynamics: Security Challenges and Opportunities conference
    Zagreb, Croatia, December 8-11
    (December 08, 2009)

Publications

  • Margitay-Becht, Andras and Herrera, Dana R. 2012. Teaching Social Skills in Virtual Worlds: A primer for extending existing social science education to business management, Immersive Environments, Augmented Realities and Virtual Worlds: Assessing Future Trends in Education, ed. D'Agustino, Steven
  • Margitay-Becht, Andras, Allen, Roy and Bedford, Norm. 2011. A ‘Human Ecology Economics’ Framework for Eastern Europe, International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 38, issue 3
  • Margitay-Becht, Andras. 2010. Exploring Complexity: Agent-Based Social Simulations, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, vol. Complex Societal Dynamics: Security Challenges and Opportunities
  • Margitay-Becht, Andras, Herrera , Dana R. and Chagas , Jovina. 2009. Cyber-disaporas: The Effects of Migration to Virtual Worlds, Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues, ed. Vermuri, S. Ram, Oxford: Inter- Disciplinary Press.
  • Margitay-Becht, Andras. 2008. Modeling social groups in an agent-based environment, Nyitottan a világra..., ed. Meyer, Dietmar, Budapest, Műegyetemi kiadó.
  • Margitay-Becht, Andras and Herrera, Dana R. 2008. Fun is Learning: A Case Study of Gaming as Education in Virtual Worlds, Understanding Learning-centred Higher Education, eds. Nygaard, ClausHoltham, Clive, Copenhagen Business School Press.
  • Margitay-Becht, Andras. 2008. A model of dissonance, Transformation in the light of Theory and Globalization, BERG-Verlag, Bamberg
  • Margitay-Becht, Andras and Herrera, Dana R. 2008, Periodica Polytechnica
  • Margitay-Becht, Andras and Herrera, Dana R. 2007. Do-It-Yourself Learning: Case Studies of Gaming as Education in Virtual Worlds, Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment, ed. Rhia, Daniel , Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Margitay-Becht, Andras.. Virtual Colonization

Honors, Awards & Grants

Honors: 

Scholarship :

  • OKTA Scholarship - Hungarian National Research Programs (2009)
    Awarded $8,000
Grants: 
  • SEBA Individual Research Grant - St. Mary's College (2009)
    Awarded $1,000
  • Faculty Technology Group Grant - St. Mary's College (2009)
    Awarded $2,000

Interests

Scholarly Interests: 

Interests

  • Economic Development
    I believe that most interesting questions in social sciences cannot be addressed on a disciplinary basis; and this is especially true to economic development. I work with anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists and other economists from around the world to tackle the issues of economic development, migration, remittances and poverty.
  • Ludology and Gamification
    In the XXIst century virtual and on-line existence becomes more and more mainstream and takes up larger and larger portion of our everyday lives. I not only research the topic but have taught multiple classes in commercial virtual worlds, greatly enhancing the student experience and knowledge retention.
  • Agent-based computational Economics
  • Technology and Pedagogy