Gábor István Bíró

assistant professor

Gábor Bíró (PhD, 2017) is an aficionado of the history of economic thought, specialized on Michael Polanyi. At present, he works as an assistant professor and vice head of department at the Dept. of Philosophy and History of Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. His monograph, entitled The Economic Thought of Michael Polanyi, was published by Routledge in 2019, and his research articles appeared in the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Journal of Evolutionary Economics,Tradition & Discovery: The Polanyi Society Periodical and Polanyiana. He wrote several reviews to Metascience, The Berlin Review of Books and the LSE Review of Books. He reviewed submissions for Tradition & Discovery, Polanyiana and Information Society. He was awarded with the New National Excellence Program (16-3) PhD Research Grant (2016), and the Excellent Researcher Award (junior category) at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (2020). He currently works on a Routledge edited volume, entitled Human Qualities in the History of Economic Thought (forthcoming) that explores qualitative (humane, tacit, etc.) aspects in the economic ideas of David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, Michael Polanyi and a few others. He offers introductory HPS and STS courses (in Hungarian) and History of Economic Thought (in English).