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Scott Eddie

Professor Emeritus. Department of Economics
Affiliated Faculty, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies




Room 121N, 1 Devonshire Place




Scott Eddie is Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at the University of Toronto, where he taught since 1971. He is author of three books and several dozen articles and book chapters resulting from his research on the economic history of Central and Eastern Europe and the economics of transition from central planning to a market economy. Before coming to Toronto, Prof. Eddie held earlier teaching appointments at Williams College, the University of the Philippines, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was the first incumbent of the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professorship of Economics at Middlebury College, and also held the Mary Moody Northen Chair as Visiting Eminent Scholar at the Virginia Military Institute. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Vienna, the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, and the Technical University of Berlin. Among his academic honours are a Guggenheim Fellowship and election to a Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford. In 2006, he was presented with a lifetime achievement award from the Rakoczi Foundation of Toronto in recognition of his scholarship on, and charitable activities in, Hungary. His research on economic history and transition economics has taken him on numerous occasions to Austria, former Czechoslovakia, Germany (including the former German Democratic Republic), Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, and the former Yugoslavia. Earlier research on land reform and land settlement was carried out in the Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal.

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