Press release of AAASS (American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies)

JŠnos Kornai,Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University and Permanent Fellow Emeritus at Collegium Budapest, has been awarded the Ed A. Hewett Book Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for an outstanding publication on the political economy of the centrally planned economies of the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe and their transitional successors, for By Force of Thought: Irregular Memoirs of an Intellectual Journey, published by the MIT Press recently.

The award was presented at the Awards Presentation during the 39th National Convention of the AAASS held in New Orleans, Louisiana on 17th November, 2007.

Laudation of AAASS