- W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service (1994)
- John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies (1992)
Paul Marer is a native of Hungary, and received his B.A. from Florida Southern College in 1961. He then earned his M.A. in 1962, and his Ph.D. in 1968 from the University of Pennsylvania.
Marer joined the faculty at Indiana University in 1975, and retired as a Professor Emeritus of International Business at the Kelley School of Business in 2000. Marer served as a ‚Visiting Professor of International Business at China Europe International Business School in Shanghai in 2004 and 2006, and at the University of Trento in Italy in 2005. Marer serves as a Professor of Business and a Coordinator for Academic Outreach at The Central European University in Budapest.
Marer is an internationally-known authority on Eastern and Central Europe, and is the author, co-author or editor of 20 books and 150 articles and chapters, mainly on the changing political, economic and business situation in Hungary, the other countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and China.
Marer ‚was appointed by President George Bush in 1990, re-appointed by President Clinton in 1996 and, again, by George W. Bush in 2001, to the Board of Trustees of the Hungarian-American Enterprise Fund. He has served as a Consultant to Congress' Joint Economic Committee, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, ‚the UN, the OECD, USAID, Eli Lilly, Cummins Engine Co and other firms. He has also served as the coordinator of the Blue Ribbon Commission appointed to come up with economic reform recommendations for Hungary.
Marer received an honorary doctorate from Budapest's University of Economic Sciences in 1999.