Academician Evgeni Mateev

Academician Evgeni Mateev was the first honorary doctor of Burgas Free University, awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of BFU with a Decision of the Academic Council on 02.06.1995.

Evgeni Mateev is an economist; statesman; public figure; academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1967). Born on 1 April 1920 in Tyrgovishte, graduated the Sofia Seminary in 1939 and Law at Sofia University in 1943. After 9 September 1944 he worked first as a journalist and then held some state positions - he was chairman of the State Planning Committee in 1951-52 and chairman of the Central Board of Statistics of Bulgaria from 1953 to 1960; since 1963 he has been a minister. His main works deal with the political economy of socialism, planning, and the history of economic thought. He was awarded the Dimitrov Prize in 1962. He became a professor in 1950 and an academician in 1967. He was the Chairman of the Economic Commission at the UN, based in Geneva and Vice-president of International Organization of Transnational Corporations. Academician Mateev was often delegated to represent Bulgarian science around the word. He was a scientist who transformed and further developed the latest economic achievements.

He is the author of impressive by their content and awesome by their depth scholarly works: The Subjective School and the Marx-Leninist Political Economy (1947); Commensurability of Capital Investment with Operational Expenditure (multiple choices) (1949); Efficiency of Labor in Socialism and National Planning (1956); A Balance of the National Economy (1960, 1966, 1972 and 1977); Long-term Planning, Interbranch Bonds and Technical Factors (1963); International Division of Labor and Planning of the National Economy (1960); Profitableness and Planning (1970); Long-term Planning and Economic Cybernetics (1966); An Automated System for the National Economy Management (1974); Management, Effectiveness and Integration: in Search of new Solutions (1976); Current Problems of Economy (1983) – a 946-page collection of publications; Structure and Management of the Economic System (1987) – a masterpiece of the systematic approach in terms of Bolding’s proposition about the transition of a low level analysis towards a systematic analysis of a higher rank; Market and Planning in the Economy at Crossroads (1990).