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Kornai, János

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Works: 327 works in 1,212 publications in 9 languages and 19,487 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Biographies  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by János Kornai
The road to a free economy : shifting from a socialist system : the example of Hungary by János Kornai( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contradictions and dilemmas : studies on the socialist economy and society by János Kornai( Book )

45 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Hungarian and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The socialist system : the political economy of communism by János Kornai( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive account of the structure, conduct, and performance of the centrally planned economies of Eastern Europe, the USSR, Communist China and the Marxist LDCs, looking at 26 nations in all
Mathematical planning of structural decisions by János Kornai( Book )

50 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-equilibrium. On economic systems theory and the tasks of research by János Kornai( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics of shortage by János Kornai( Book )

34 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growth, shortage, and efficiency : a macrodynamic model of the socialist economy by János Kornai( Book )

17 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highway and byways : studies on reform and post-communist transition by János Kornai( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungarian economist Janos Kornai first used the metaphor of a single path to postsocialist transition in his earlier book, The Road to a Free Economy. The new metaphor that frames this collection of eight recent studies reflects a broader perspective and understanding of the complexities of transition: every highway and byway leads eventually to capitalism, Kornai observes, but to what kind, how fast, and at what cost? Who wins and who loses? Kornai draws from his experiences of Hungarian reform as well as from countries of the former Soviet Union to make several major points. The first three studies describe what went wrong in countries that tried to mix elements of planned and market economies. Efforts made by communist countries to introduce market socialism (the "middle road") contained an inherent contradiction between the logic of socialism and the logic of a free enterprise system, and were doomed to failure
Reforming the state : fiscal and welfare reform in post-socialist countries( Book )

19 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe are entering the second decade of political transformation and economic reform. The first decade involved macroeconomic stabilization, privatization, and development of the basic institutional infrastructure of a market economy. The new policy challenges center on the nature of the social contract between citizens and their governments. These challenges include identifying the appropriate boundaries between the obligations of the public sector and the responsibilities of individual citizens, the range of public goods the government should supply, and who should pay for and benefit from their provision. The essays in this volume, first published in 2001, focus on two interrelated issues: the making of fiscal policy and the provision of citizens' welfare, particularly regarding pensions and health care. The essays emphasize that there is no single model of a market economy; rather, governments and publics face a range of options for restructuring the socialist welfare state
Rush versus harmonic growth. Meditation on the theory and on the policies of economic growth by János Kornai( Book )

19 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-price control( Book )

22 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamism, rivalry, and the surplus economy : two essays on the nature of capitalism by János Kornai( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Dynamism, Rivalry, and the Surplus Economy, János Kornai examines capitalism as an economic system and in comparison to socialism. Kornai explains his view of capitalism as an economy of surplus--a chronic excess of supply of goods and labor. This environment breeds rivalry among producers, which in turn encourages innovation. Socialism, on the other hand, is defined by a shortage of goods and labor and excess of demand. Whereas socialism is slothful and imitative, capitalism is dynamic and progressive. The two essays of this book will explore these differing ideologies on macro and micro levels, ending with definitive explanations of how the systems work and how they develop."--Publisher's website
Struggle and hope : essays on stabilization and reform in a post-socialist economy by János Kornai( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a trustworthy state in post-socialist transition by János Kornai( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book considers the problems and prospects for creating trustworthy and reliable public institutions since the transition from socialism in Central and Eastern Europe. The focus is on "second generation" issues of democratic consolidation in states where the basic structures of the market and the state have been established. The contributors raise important issues, such as corruption and participation, largely neglected during the first stage of the transition, and that are of growing importance as several countries in the region move toward entry into the European Union. Highlighting problems and prospects of democratization with comparative import to other newly democratizing areas, this volume draws on the experience of those who have lived through and studied the transition and contrasts their insights with those of generalist scholars who study government accountability and democracy."--Jacket
Planning, shortage, and transformation : essays in honor of János Kornai by János Kornai( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three major themes of Janos Kornai's work reflected in the title of this book--planning, shortage, and transition, or transformation--figure prominently in the essays. After a philosophical introduction by Edmond Malinvaud, the book is divided into three sections: Markets and Organizations, Theory of Transition, and The Transitional Experience. Janos Kornai is one of the world's leading experts on the economics of socialism and transition. An early advocate of reform in Hungary, he has written penetrating analyses of centrally planned economies and their transformation to market-oriented systems. This volume is being published in celebration of Kornai's seventieth birthday. Contributors: Abram Bergson, Sharad Bhandari, Bernard Chavance, Mathias Dewatripont, Jacques Dreze, Michael Ellman, Richard Ericson, Istvan R. Gabor, Paul Hare, David M. Kemme, Janos Kollo, Georges Korsun, Mari Lacko, Marie Lavigne, Edmond Malinvaud, Bela Martos, Eric S. Maskin, Peter Murrell, Yingyi Qian, Richard Quandt, John Roemer, Gerard Roland, Jeffrey Sachs, Andras Simonovits, Robert Solow, Wim Swaan, Jorgen Weibull, Martin Weitzman, Wing Thye Woo, Chenggang Xu
Creating social trust in post-socialist transition by János Kornai( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneficial social and economic exchange relies on a certain level of trust. But trust is a delicate matter, not least in the former socialist countries where illegitimate behaviour by governments made distrust a habit. The chapters in this volume analyze the causes and the effects of the lack of social trust in post socialist countries. The contributions originated in the Collegium Budapest project on Honesty and Trust: Theory and Experience in the Light of the Post Socialist Transition. A second volume entitled, Building a Trustworthy State in Post Socialist Transition, is being published simultaneously. GABRIEL BADESCU Associate Professor of Political Science at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania ILDIK BARNA Research Assistant at E/tv/s Lorand University, Hungary KAREN S. COOK Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology and the Cognizant Dean of the Social Sciences at Stanford University, California, USA GYRGY CSEPELI Professor of Sociology at the E/tv/s University, Hungary ALEXANDRA GERBASI Ph.D candidate at Stanford University, California, USA ALENA V. LEDENEVA Reader in Russian Politics and Society, University College, London, UK ANTAL RKNY Professor of Sociology at
Welfare, choice, and solidarity in transition : reforming the health section in Eastern Europe by János Kornai( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reform of the welfare sector is an important yet difficult challenge for countries in transition from socialist central planning to market-oriented democracies. Here a scholar of the economics of socialism and a health economist offer health sector reform recommendations for ten countries of Eastern Europe, drawn from nine guiding principles
From socialism to capitalism : eight essays by János Kornai( Book )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author has collected here the studies in which he sought to contribute to the theory of the great systems, the political governmental forms, and the change of system. Though he tries to answer the questions he puts to himself, the questions may actually be seen as more important than the responses. What is socialism? What is capitalism? What is democracy? Studying a country at a given moment, how is it possible to decide whether the institutions at work in it resemble those of other countries? How do rhetoric or ideology relate to reality? Which operating characteristics of a country are system-specific and which found under any system?"--Jacket
Corruption, development and institutional design by International Economic Association( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the end of the Cold War at the end of the twentieth century, the post-socialist transition in Central and Eastern Europe, China and Vietnam, the impressive growth of India, and the rapid spread of globalization, today's world is vastly different from that of two or three decades ago. Many of these changes are closely related to the concerns of economics and, in particular, institutional economics, which has been brought to the forefront due to the analysis of institutions in transition economies, and the realisation of how large a part they play in a successful market economy. With the aim of providing a comprehensive analysis of institutions, and of the global economy more generally, this volume explores systems of institutions, the interactions between institutions, and the effect that corruption can have on them. There is also an examination of the impact of immigration, a look at developments in behavioural economics, and an exploration of the links between democratic progress and economic growth. This volume brings together a wide range of scholars from around the world and provides a comprehensive overview of recent trends in economics, as well as explaining how economics plays a crucial part in understanding and analysing important changes taking place internationally."--Book cover
Kraft des Gedankens : ungewöhnliche Erinnerungen an eine intellektuelle Reise by János Kornai( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom überzeugten Marxisten zum kompetenten Kritiker des sozialistischen Wirtschaftssystems hat János Kornai die Nachkriegsgeschichte Ungarns miterlebt und miterlitten. An der ideologischen Vorbereitung der ungarischen Revolution von 1956 beteiligt, wurde er zu einem einflussreichen Theoretiker der Planwirtschaft, ihrer Reformunfähigkeit und der post-sozialistischen Transformation. Kornai arbeitete als Journalist und als Wirtschaftswissenschaftler. An der Budapester Universität durfte er nicht lehren, doch wurde er ordentlicher Professor an der Harvard Universität. Im halbjährlichen Rhythmus pendelte er viele Jahre zwischen Budapest und Harvard und vermittelte zwischen östlichem Sachwissen und westlichem Fachwissen. „Kraft des Gedankens" ist der Bericht seiner lebenslangen intellektuellen Reise - eine subjektive Ergänzung zu seinem akademischen Werk
 
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The road to a free economy : shifting from a socialist system : the example of Hungary
Alternative Names
János Kornai

János Kornai economista húngaro

János Kornai économiste hongrois

János Kornai ekonomista węgierski

János Kornai Hongaars econoom

János Kornai Hungarian economist

János Kornai ungarischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

János Kornai ungersk ekonom

Keernai

Keernai, Yanuoshi

Kʿo-erh-nei

Kʿo-erh-nei, Ya-no-shen

Kornai, Ânoš.

Kornai, I︠A︡nosh

Kornai, J.

Kornai, J. 1928-

Kornai, Ja 1928-

Kornai, János

Kornaj, Janoš 1928-

Корнаи, Янош

Корнаи, Янош 1928-

Янош Корнаї

Янош Корнаї угорський економіст

コルナイ, J.

コルナイ, ヤーノシュ

ヤーノシュ・コルナイ

雅诺什·科尔奈

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Contradictions and dilemmas : studies on the socialist economy and societyThe socialist system : the political economy of communismHighway and byways : studies on reform and post-communist transitionReforming the state : fiscal and welfare reform in post-socialist countriesStruggle and hope : essays on stabilization and reform in a post-socialist economyBuilding a trustworthy state in post-socialist transitionPlanning, shortage, and transformation : essays in honor of János KornaiCreating social trust in post-socialist transition