Alexandre Lamfalussy was one of the most outstanding figures of international finance, earning respect for his far-reaching activities and achievements around the world. He was simultaneously an economist, a banker, an academician, a father of four, a refugee, a European, a Hungarian and a Belgian.

Alexandre Lamfalussy was one of the first true European citizens, who worked to establish a unified Europe throughout his life. The death of Alexandre Lamfalussy marks the end of a rich life and an exemplary life work.

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank had already paid its respect to Alexandre Lamfalussy in his lifetime: the Lamfalussy Award, established by the MNB in 2013, as well as the Lamfalussy Conference Series, organised for the first time in 2014, present and reward internationally outstanding professional achievements that are deemed worthy of the person after whom the Award has been named and his memory