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Szinan Radi

Doctoral Researcher,



I am a PhD candidate within the Department of History at the University of Nottingham. My ESRC-funded doctoral project, entitled 'Contesting Money: society, public policy and the state in Hungary, 1945-1958', considers Hungary's socio-economic development from 1945 to 1958. It has a particular focus on the role of money in shaping state-society relations, everyday economic life, and the popular experience of early communist rule. My research considers five case studies: the hyperinflation of 1945-6, direct taxation, state-loans, home construction loans, and the lottery. Apart from my current research, I also have a keen interest in social and economic theories, the philosophy of social science, political economy, and in interdisciplinarity across the humanities and the social sciences.

I obtained my undergraduate degree in History from the Karoli Gaspar University in Budapest in 2015, my Master's degree (Distinction) in History (Economic and Social History) from the University of Manchester in 2017, and my research Master's degree (Distinction) in Social Science Research (Economic and Social History) from the University of Nottingham in 2019.



Radi, Szinan, 'To Comply or Evade? Direct Taxes, Private Entrepreneurship and the Institutionalisation of Informal Practices in Hungary, 1945-1956', Europe-Asia Studies (2022), <>

Book Reviews

Rádi, Szinán, 'Bowling for Communism: Urban Ingenuity at the End of East Germany', Eurasian Geography and Economics, 0.0 (2021), pp. 1-2. <>

Radi, Szinan, 'Empire of Friends. Soviet Power and Socialist Internationalism in Cold War Czechoslovakia', Europe-Asia Studies, 72.10 (2020), pp. 1753-55. <>

Department of History

University of Nottingham
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