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László CSABA is distinguished professor of international political economy at Central European University and Corvinus University of Budapest, honorary professor of economics at Szent István University/Gödöllő, as well as Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, of the social science section of Science Europe/Brussels, and Academia Europea/London. Author of 12 books, editor of 6 volumes, as well as 352 articles and chapters in books published in 22 countries. In 1999-2000 President of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies. On the editorial board of 9 international and 7 Hungarian academic journals.His academic work invited 139 reviews and over 1450 independent citations internationally. His recent output includes the book: Európai közgazdaságtan/Economics for Europe/, Budapest: Akadémiai/W.Kluwer, 2014, as well as the chapters: ’Enlargement of the EU’ in: TURLEY,G.- HARE,P.G.eds: Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition. London: Taylor and Francis, 2013 and ’Banking and fiscal union int he EU: a solution or a trap?’ in: FEHRMANN,Th.ed: Nationalstaat und Europaeische Union: eine Bestandaufnahme’, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2015 and ’A new political economy – for development’ in: KOLODKO,G.W.ed: Management and Economic Policy for Development.New York: Nova Science, 2014, pp239-251.


László Csaba was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1954. A graduate of Budapest University of Economics/1976/. In 1976-87 he was associated with the Institute for World Economy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, finally as senior fellow. He earned his second MA/dr.univ.oec/ in 1978 ath the BUES and his Ph.D in 1984 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences/also published in book format/.

In 1988-2000 associated with Kopint-Datorg Economic Research. In 1996 he earned a professorial degree/D.Sc at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences  based on his book, published two years earlier/also in the UK/. In 1997 he earned dr.habil title at the  Corvinus University. From July 1997 Professor of Comparative Economics at the same institution.

In 1991-97 Honorary Professor of International Economics at the College of Foreign Trade/Budapest. In 1990-94 and 1996-98 Vice President, in 1999-2000 President of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies. Additionally, in 1999-2011  he also served as Professor of Economics at the University of Debrecen and founded its  doctoral program  ’Globalization, Competitiveness, Regionalism’. In July 2000 he joined the faculty of the Central European University as professor of international political economy at the Department of International Relations and European Studies.

Published 6 books in English, 5 monographs in Hungarian and  6 edited volumes in English, altogether  342 articles and chapters in academic volumes in 22 countries/cf list of publications on separate sheet/, which drew 130 reviews  and about  1 300 independent  citations internationally. He was visiting professor at the private Bocconi University/Milan/Italy/1991/,  the Department of Economics, University of Helsinki/Finland, 1993/, the European Viadrina University in Franfurt/O,Germany,   in 1997, and the Free University of Berlin/1998-2000, five semesters in a row/.

Since 1985 member of the Committee on Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in 1996-2002 Co-Chair, for 2002-2008 Chair. Since its inception/1999/ member and co-chair/1999-2007/ of the Doctoral Committee of the Section of Law and Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since 1996 member of the Committee on development and global economic studies, since 1999 also of the International Studes Committee, where he was elected to co-chair for the 2005-2008  and reelected for the 2008-2011 period. In 2008-2011 member of the Grand Jury of the HAS on D.Sc/professorial applications from all the disciplines. The General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences elected him, in May 2007, to be Member/Corr/ of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and in May 2013 to regular/full mebership. Since January, 2013 member of the social science section of Science Europe, an EU research policy network based in Brussels. Since September, 2013 member of the London-based Academia Europea.

He is currently member of the editorial/advisory board of the following academic journals: Zeitschrift für Staats- und Europawissenschaften/Berlin/, Europe-Asia Studies/Glasgow/, Intereconomics/Hamburg/, Voprosy Ekonomiki/Moscow/, Journal of Comparative Economic Studies/Kyoto/, Acta Oeconomica, Közgazdasági Szemle, Külgazdaság, Köz-Gazdaság/Economic Theory and Policy,/Budapest/, the Montenegrin Journal of Economics/Podgorica,  Journal of Balkan Policy Research/Sussex/UK, Economics and Business  Administration Journal/Warsaw/, Society and Economy/Budapest/, Gazdaság és Társadalom/Sopron/, Partiumi Egyetemi Szemle/Romania/, Economic papers/Warsaw/.. In previous years he also served on the board of the following  academic journals: Economic Systems/Germany, Soviet and East European Foreign Trade/USA, Javnost/Public/Slovenia,  Comparative Economic Studies/USA, Journal of  International and Comparative Economics/Italy, and Competitio/Debrecen/. Member of the advisory board of CEU Press and Akadémiai Kiadó, as well as of the  TIGER Institute/Warsaw.

His most important prizes include the Prize of the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations/1994/,  Bezerédj Foundation for Europe/2003/, Popovics/Best Economist Prize of the National Bank of Hungary/2004/, Grand Prize of the Publisher/Akadémiai,/2005/.  best book of the year, Ex Libris/Corvinus University and a private charity in 2010, and Professor of the Year, 2011/Corvinus University/, Cross of the Hungarian Republic/2012/.

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