He is Professor at the Department of Comparative and Institutional Economics at Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB). He is doing research and teaching in the field of comparative political economy and also in the field of social theory. Between 1967 and 1971 he studied International Relations and he obtained an MA in Economics in 1971 at Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest. Between 1972 and 1975 he studied at Eötvös Lóránd University in Budapest, and received an MA in Philosophy in 1975. Between 1971 and 1989 he worked at the Institute of Social Sciences. Since 1989 he has been working at CUB. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1984. He habilitated at Corvinus University in 1996. He won a British Council scholarship at the London School of Economics in 1985. He spent a semester at Cornell University with an IREX grant in the Fall of 1990. He was Mellon Visiting Scholar at Cornell University in 1994, and a Visiting Scholar at the European Studies Institute at Cornell University in 1997. He gave courses at the Dolibois European Center of Miami University in Luxembourg in 1994 and 1995. He spent a semester as a visiting professor and gave courses at Colgate University in 2015. Recently he has published articles about the relationship of market and democracy and Hayek’s theory of social evolution.