Slovakia has a rich and complex history, but until now there has not been a comprehensive analysis of the nation’s economic thought. This volume expertly fills this gap and traces the development of Slovak economic thought from the sixteenth century to the present day.
Identifying key themes, moments, and thinkers, the chapters in this work consider the evolution of Slovak economic ideas and explores the nation’s place alongside other schools of thought. Significant coverage is given to the economists Gregorius Berzeviczy and Imrich Karvaš, as well as landmark periods such as the creation of Czechoslovakia, the World Wars, the Socialist regime, and post-Communist Slovakia.
This book is of interest to advanced students and researchers of the history of economic thought, economic history, and political economy, as well as those with a specific interest in the history of Slovakia.
Table of Contents
2 In the Hungarian kingdom: period before World War I
3 In Czechoslovakia and the Slovak state: from 1918 till 1948
4 Socialism: from 1948 to 1989
5 End of socialism and the break-up of Czechoslovakia
Appendix: Selected Slovak economists: the interwar and socialist period
Julius Horváth is Professor at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, and Vienna, Austria.