János Kornai#


Janos Kornai
Membership Number:220
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:ECONOMICS, BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
Elected:1989
Main Country of Residence:HUNGARY
Homepage(s):http://www.kornai-janos.hu




Present and Previous Positions

  • 2011 - present Honorary Professor Emeritus, Corvinus University of Budapest
  • since 2002 Emeritus Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • since 2002 Permanent Fellow, Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, 1992-, Emeritus, 2002-
  • 1992 Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics
  • 1967 - 1993 Research Professor, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
  • since 1986 Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1963 - 1967 Head of Department, Computing Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
  • 1960 - 1963 Head of Department, Institute of Textile Industry, Budapest
  • 1958 - 1960 Economist, Planning Bureau of Light Industry, Budapest
  • 1955 - 1958 Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
  • 1947 - 1955 Economic Editor, Newspaper "Szabad Nép", Budapest
  • 1945 - 1947 Officer, Hungarian Democratic Youth Association, Budapest

Fields of Scholarship
  • Analysis and criticism of the command economies
  • Political economy of communism
  • New institutional economics

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 Grand Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary
  • 2010 Leontief Medal (Russia)
  • 2009 'The Twenty Year Old Republic' Award, Hungarian Government
  • 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award, Hungarian Economic Association
  • 2007 Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Commander’s Cross with the Star
  • 2005 Prima Primissima Prize (Hungary)
  • 2005 Honorary Citizen of Budapest Capital City
  • 2002 Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Commander’s Cross
  • 1997 Prize for Advancing the Repute of Hungarians, Hungarian Government
  • 1997 Officier dans l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur, Republique Francaise
  • 1997 John von Neumann Medal, awarded by the student body of Rajk László College for Advanced Study, Budapest University of Economics
  • 1994 Széchenyi Prize, Republic of Hungary
  • 1994 Main Prize and Ferenc Deák Prize, Foundation "Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae"
  • 1992 Erasmus Medal, Academia Europaea
  • 1983 Alexander von Humboldt Prize, Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1983 Hungarian State Prize
  • 1982 F.E. Seidman Distinguished Award in Political Economy, (USA)
  • 1970, 1974 Academic Award, Hungarian Academy of Sciences


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