Béla Greskovits

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University Professor
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Béla Greskovits is University Professor at the Department of International Relations, and Department of Political Science, at CentralEuropeanUniversity, Budapest, Hungary. His research interests are the political economy of East-Central European capitalism, comparative economic development, social movements, and democratization. His  articles appeared in Studies in Comparative and International Development, Labor History, Orbis, West European Politics, Competition and Change, Journal of Democracy, European Journal of Sociology, Global Policy, and Transfer: European Review of Labor and Research. His book Capitalist Diversity on Europe's Periphery, written together with Dorothee Bohle, was published by Cornell University Press, and was awarded the prestigious 2013 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. He was winner of the 2014 CEU Award for Outstanding Research (with Dorothee Bohle), and the 2014 Bibó István Prize of the Hungarian Political Science Association.

Academic career

Professor, since 2001, CEU, International Relations and European Studies and Political Science Department

Visiting Fellow, 2008-09, European University Institute, Florence

Visiting Professor, 2003-04, Harvard University, Social Studies, Cambridge,

International Policy Fellow, 2002-03, CEU, Center for Policy Studies, Budapest

Luigi Einaudi Professor, 1998-99, Cornell University, Institute for European Studies, Ithaca

Associate Professor, 1992-99, CEU Political Science Department

Associated Fellow, 1997-98, Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest

Associate Professor, 1996-97, CEU Sociology Department, Warsaw

Economic Freedom Fellow, 1992, Georgetown University, Washington D. C.


PhD, 1996, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Economics Committee

MA, 1980, Budapest University of Economics

Languages: Hungarian native, Fluent English and German, some Russian and Polish

Research interest

Political and social impact of leading transnational industries in Eastern Europe; politics of enlargement of the Eurozone; democratization; South American and Eastern European political and economic development, economic ideologies, politics of policy making

Current projects: Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery - book manuscript co-authored with Dorothee Bohle; four-country comparative study of civil society and social protest with scholars from US, Poland, South Korea and Taiwan.


PhD, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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