Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
professor emeritus, Corvinus University Budapest
Published in: Public Finance Quarterly 2019/1. (p. 110-127.)
Summary: The book of Albert-László Barabási (2018) tested the laws of success in the American environment, therefore Barabási himself questioned how his laws function in an other environment, and whether his laws could actually be universal. The author formulated this question at the Central European University (CEU), at the excellently choreographed premiere of the book in September 2018, in Budapest. In this study, I analyse the Barabási-type laws of success, the role of networks and the reputation of public funds resulting from acclaim in Hungarian science.
Keywords: social and technological innovation, innovation policy, artificial intelligence, research funding
JEL codes: A20, A23, O31, O35, O38