Balázs Hámori

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Balázs Hámori was born and educated in Hungary. He got his master’s degree in Economics from the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences (Budapest, Hungary, it is called Corvinus University of Budapest now) in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Economics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) in 1985. He is granted de title of Doctor of Sciences of HAS (so called “Grande Doctorate”) in 2015. He was participating in different postgraduate programs in management and economics at different universities, among them at the Indiana University (US), the Purdue University (US) and the Washington University (St. Louis, US), the University of Tuebingen (Germany) and the University of Bamberg (Germany). He has been a Professor of Economics at his Alma Mater. More recently he was serving as Head of Department for Comparative Economics at the Corvinus University of Budapest (up to the end of the 2014-15 school year). He was formerly General Director of Management Development Center of the University of Economic Sciences for more than a decade, also Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Vice Rector (Pro-Vice Chancellor) of the same university. He has been a member of different bodies of the HAS and a number of national and international Research Fund’s Board, and also member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals. He was serving also as Visiting Professor or Visiting Research Fellow at the Purdue University, (West Lafayette, IN), the Purdue University North Central (Westville, IN), the Indiana University, (Bloomington, IN) the University of Redlands (Redlands, CAL), and serves as Adjunct Professor of Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam too. He has published 8 books. Among them “Érzelemgazdaságtan. A közgazdasági elemzés kiterjesztése. (Economics of emotions. An extension of economic analysis and “Információgazdaság. Digitális kapitalizmus vagy új gazdasági rendszer” (Information Economy, Digital Capitalism or New Economic System? Co-author: Dr. Katalin Szabó). His publications’ list includes 237 items (books, book chapters, articles, research papers, etc.) His Hirsh index is 10, independent citation’s number is 635. Over the last decade his main area of studies has been behavioral economics and some behavioral issues of information economy. He also deals with some topics of new institutional economics and of innovations too.