Attila Chikán

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Attila Chikán
Minister of Economy of Hungary
In office
8 July 1998 – 31 December 1999
Preceded by position established
Succeeded by György Matolcsy
Personal details
Born (1944-04-04) 4 April 1944 (age 72)
Budapest, Hungary
Political party Independent
Profession politician, economist
The native form of this personal name is Chikán Attila. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Attila Chikán (born 4 April 1944, Budapest) is a Hungarian economist, university professor, corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. His fields of research include: business economics, competitiveness of firms and logistics.

He studied mathematical planning at the Corvinus University of Budapest (then Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences) and earned his PhD in 1969. He was the founding principal of the Rajk László College for Advanced Studies in 1970. Between 1998-1999 he was the Minister of Economy in Hungary, then from 2000 until 2003 he was the Rector of the Corvinus University of Budapest.

He received the degree of Doctor of Economic Sciences honoris causa from the University of Babes-Bolyai, Romania, in 2003, and the degree of Doctor of Science in Engineering honoris causa from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, in 2008.

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Political offices
Preceded by
position established
Minister of Economy
Succeeded by
György Matolcsy