Former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and currently Mercator Senior Fellow at Hertie School of Governance (Berlin)
László Andor is a Hungarian economist, who is currently Mercator Senior Fellow at Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and a visiting professor at ULB (Brussels).
He served as EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in the European Commission (from 2010-2014) and thereafter briefly as Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection between 2014-15.
From 2005 to 2010, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the EBRD (London), representing the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia.
Between 1991 and 2005, Andor taught political science and economic policy in Budapest, and was editor of the social science journal Eszmélet. He was also a regular columnist for the weekly business magazine Figyelő and the daily Népszava.
He has authored, edited or co-edited a dozen books in Hungary, including on economic and political history, comparative economics and globalization.
Andor has also taught at Rutgers (State University of New Jersey, USA) as Visiting Fulbright Professor (1997-98) and worked as an adviser for the World Bank on SAPRI (Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative).
He also worked as an adviser for the Budget Committee of the Hungarian Parliament and the Prime Minister’s Office.
Andor holds a degree in Economic Sciences from Karl Marx (now Corvinus) University as well as an MA in Development Economics from the University of Manchester.
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