Professor of Contemporary European History, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
(May – July 2014)
On and Off Class Relativism. A Social and Political History of Economic Research in Communist Hungary, 1948-1968
I will work with a book guiding its readers through a story of a quarter of a century: a social and political history of economic research. My main concern will be with the emergence and working of what used to be called ‘reform economics’, a paradigm-like structure organizing a great deal of empirical research, shielding it from, yet living in a symbiotic relationship with the ideologically oriented Marxist-Leninist political economy of socialism.