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Ivan Berend

Professor Emeritus

Contact Information

Email    iberend@history.ucla.edu
Office  7379 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-4157


2005: Konstantin Jireček Gold Medal, from the Suedosteuropa Gesellschaft, for life-time achievement in research on Southeast Europe

1996: Honorary member of the Portuguese Association of International Relations

1995: Honorary doctor of Janus Pannonius University, Hungary

1990 Honorary doctor of Glasgow University

1989: Corresponding member of the British Academy

1989: Corresponding member of the Austrian Academy

1989: Corresponding member of the Suedosteuropa-Gesellschaft

1989: Member of the Academia Europaea

1988: Honorary member of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences

1988: Honorary member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

1986: Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities

1984: Honorary doctor of St. John's University, New York

1980: Corresponding member of the Royal Historical Society

1973: Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (corresponding,1973; full member,1979)

Selected Publications

From 1955 published 28 books (12 of them by American, British, Italian and Japanese publishers) and more than 120 studies (partly in British, American, Italian, French, German, Israeli, Belgian, Greek, and Russian periodicals), some of them with co-author George Ránki (marked with an *).

Europe Since 1980, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

History in My Life. A Memoir in Three Areas, Budapest: Central European University Press, 2009.

From the Soviet Bloc to the European Union. The Sociel and Economic Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe Since 1973, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

An Economic History of Twentieth-Century Europe: Economic Regimes from Laissez-faire to Globalization, Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2006. (French, Italian, Korean, Greek, Serbian, Croat, Turkish, and Hungarian editions, 2007-10.)

History Derailed: Central and Eastern Europe in the ‘Long’ 19th Century, Berkeley-Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2003. (Hungarian edition, 2004)

Studies on Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century: Regional Crises and the Case of Hungary, Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate. 2002.*

Evolution of the Hungarian Economy 1848-1998. Boulder, Col.: Social Science Monographs. 2001. (With Tamás Csató)

Decades of Crisis: Central and Eastern Europe Before World War II. Berkeley-Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1998. Paperback edition, spring 2001

Long-Term Structural Changes in Transforming Central and Eastern Europe, (Edited and with an introductory study), München: Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft, 1997.

Central and Eastern Europe 1944-1993: Detour from the Periphery to the Periphery, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Paperback edition, 1998, Electronic edition, 1999. Hungarian edition 1998.

Transition to a Market Economy at the End of the 20th Century, (Edited, and with an introductory study: "End of Century Global Transition to a Market Economy: Laissez-Faire on the Peripheries?"),
München: Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft, 1994. (Brazilian edition: 1998)

Hungarian Economic Reforms 1953-1988. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

The Crisis Zone of Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1986. (Japanese edition: 1990)

Európa gazdasága a 19. században, 1780-1914. (An Economic History of Europe 1780-1914), Budapest: Gondolat Kiadó, 1987.*

The Hungarian Economy in the Twentieth Century. Beckenham: Croom Helm, 1985*

Gazdasági útkeresés 1956-1965. (Economic reorientation in Hungary, 1956-65) Budapest: Magvetö Könyvkiadó, 1983.

The European Periphery and Industrialization 1780-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1982. (Japanese edition: 1992, Croatian edition: 1996) *

Underdevelopment and Economic Growth. Budapest: Akademiai Kiado, 1979 *

Hungary - a Century of Economic Development. Newton Abbot: David and Charles, Barnes and Noble, 1974 (Italian edition: 1976) *

Economic Development of East-Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974 (Italian edition: 1978, Japanese edition: 1980) *


19-20th centuries, social and economic history of Europe, the European Union, and contemporary Europe; Economic modernization, problems of European peripheral backwardness; complex economic, social, ideological, and cultural history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th-20th Century; Transition from state socialism to capitalism