Manfred Prisching studied law (Dr. jur. 1974) and economics (Mag. rer. soc. oec. 1977). He became Assistant Professor at the Institute of the Philosophy of Law, the Institute of Economics and the Institute of Sociology at the University of Graz. He wrote his habilitation in 1985 and received his tit.a.o.Univ.Prof. in 1994.
He received the following awards: Kardinal Innitzer Award in 1985, Josef Krainer Award in 1994, and Haslauer Award in 1996. Between 1987 and 1988 he held guest professorships and research fellowships at the Rijksuniversiteit Limburg (Maastricht, NL), from 1995 to 96 at Harvard University (Boston), from 2005 to 2006 at the University of Louisiana at New Orleans, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and at several Austrian universities. Between 1997 and 2001 he served as Rector of the University of Applied Sciences (FH Joanneum) in Graz. He is a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
He has published numerous articles in economic theory and policy, sociology of politics, theories of social science and the history of ideas, diagnoses of our time.
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