Béla Greskovits

University Professor
Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51
+43 1 25230 3079

Bela Greskovits is University Professor at the Department of International Relations, and Department of Political Science, at Central European University, Vienna, Austria, where he teaches courses on classic debates on capitalism, development, and democracy, as well as social movements and civil society. 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, East European Politics, Competition and Change, Journal of Democracy, European Journal of Sociology, Global Policy, Transfer: European Review of Labor and Research. His current research project focuses on the civil society organizations and social movements contributing to the recent ascendance of populist right-wing political leaders and projects.


Academic Appointments

2015-present: University Professor

2012-present: Egyetemi Tanár (Hungarian University Professor)

2010-present: Dr. habil. in Economics, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Economics


Selected visiting appointments, fellowships

Visiting fellow, European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence, Italy (2016-21)

Visiting professor, Social Studies Program of Harvard University, Cambridge, M.A., U.S.A. (2008-09)

Luigi Einaudi Professor of European and International Studies of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A. (1998-99)

Associated Research Fellow at Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study (1997-98)

Visiting Associate Professor, CEU Sociology Department, Warsaw (1996-97)Economic Freedom Fellow, Georgetown University, Washington D. C., U. S. A. (1992)



2021 East European Politics Best Article Prize for his article „Rebuilding the Hungarian Right through Conquering Civil Society: The Civic Circles Movement” published in East European Politics in 2020.

2021 Polányi Károly Prize of the Hungarian Sociological Association for his article „Rebuilding the Hungarian Right through Conquering Civil Society: The Civic Circles Movement” published in East European Politics in 2020.

2018 Danubius Award of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science, and Research.

2014 Bibó István Prize of the Hungarian Political Science Association.

2014 CEU Award for Outstanding Research (with Dorothee Bohle)

2013 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research for his book Capitalist Diversity on Europe's Periphery, written together with Dorothee Bohle, and published by Cornell University Press in 2012.



PhD, 1996, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Economics Committee

MA, 1980, Budapest University of Economics

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


Publications and academic impact

See CV for a complete list of publications, and public Google Scholar profile for academic impact: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=hu&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=greskovits&btnG=


PhD, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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