János Kornai

János Kornai was born and educated in Hungary. In 1986 he joined the faculty of Harvard University, was named the Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics there in 1991, and since 2002 is Emeritus Professor at Harvard. He is a Permanent Fellow of Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study and, since 1967, he has been a Research Professor at the Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is a Member of the Board of the Hungarian National Bank. Professor Kornai has authored many economicsrelated books and papers, and has been awarded numerous honorary doctorates from distinguished universities around the world.