Mihály Sárkány is Senior Honoris Causa of the Institute of Ethnology, Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Among other books he is the author of Exchange Between Communities and also coeditor of: Studying Peoples in the Peoples Democracies. Socialist Era Anthropology in East-Central Europe.
Karl Polányi and the Economic Anthropology of Rural Hungary
Chris Hann is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, and a Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. Born and brought up in Wales, he has been doing fieldwork in Hungary more or less intensively for almost forty years.
Karl Polányi and Economic Sociology East and West
György Lengyel is an economic sociologist at the Corvinus University of Budapest. He is the founder of the Economic Sociology Research Network of the ESA together with Richard Swedberg. His research interests lie mostly in elites, entrepreneurs, economic actors and institutions. Among his recent publications are Elites in hard times.