Note: In the following short biographies no more than one book (in English wherever possible) is attributed to each contributor.
IVÁN BEREND, Ph.D., history (Eötvös), Ph.D., economics ( Karl Marx, Budapest), was born in Hungary in 1930. He is Professor (Head of Department) of Economic History at the Karl Marx University of Economics, Budapest, of which he was Rector from 1973 to 1979. He became a Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1973, Academician in 1979, and President in 1985. He was a Visiting Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford in 1972/73 and Visiting Fellow of All Souls College in 1980. Among his many books is (with G. R. Ránki) Economic Development in East-Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Columbia University Press, New York, 1974 and 1976.
WŁODZIMIERZ BRUS, M.A. ( Saratov), Ph.D. ( Warsaw), M.A. (Oxon), was born in Poland in 1921. He is Professor of Modern Russian and East European Studies and Professorial Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. A former Director of the Research Bureau of the Polish State Planning Commission, he was Vice-Chairman of the Economic Council until 1963 and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warsaw until 1968 and on the staff of the Institute of Housing, Warsaw, until 1972. In 1972/73 he was Senior Research Fellow at the Department of International Economic Studies, University of Glasgow, and in 1974-76 was Senior Research Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford. He was awarded the Isaac Deutscher Prize in 1976. Among his books is The Economics and Politics of Socialism, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London and Boston, 1973.
ZDENEK DRABEK, Dipl. Ing. ( Prague School of Economics), B.A. (Cantab), D.Phil. (Oxon), was born in Czechoslovakia in 1945. He is Lecturer in Economics at the University of Buckingham. He has worked in the Research Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, and was a doctoral student of Wolfson College, Oxford, while working on his contribution to this History as research associate at St. Antony's College. He was subsequently research officer at the Oxford Institute of Economics and Statistics.
ÉVA EHRLICH, Ph.D. ( Karl Marx, Budapest), was born in Hungary in 1932. After long service in the Research Institute of the Hungarian State Planning Office, she was a senior staff member of the Institute