Hungarian Economist Awarded International Lifetime Achievement Prize
Ferenc Sullivan 2015.04.02.
Leading economist Attila Chikán, Professor Emeritus at Corvinus University of Budapest and chairman of the Hungarian Association of Logistics, Purchasing and Inventory Management (HALPIM) has been named as the first recipient of a lifetime achievement prize founded this year by the international scientific organisation for research in the economics of purchasing and supply management (IPSERA).
HALPIM told the state news agency MTI on Wednesday that the Hungarian economist, who is also the founder of the Rajk László College for Advanced Studies, received the prize in acknowledgement of his outstanding achievements in tutoring and research in the field of purchasing and supply management. These include the professional and operational supervision of a summer school for PhD students held every year in the Austrian city of Salzburg since 1997.
The chairman of the Hungarian Association of Logistics, Purchasing and Inventory Management received the prize at HALPIM’s general meeting in Amsterdam, the statement reads.
71-year-old Dr. Chikán served as Minister of Economy under the first Orbán government, in 1998-99. He was rector of the Corvinus University of Budapest between 2000 and 2003.