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Kornai, János

Works: 284 works in 1,059 publications in 12 languages and 18,916 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HC300.28, 338.9439
Publication Timeline
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 )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 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 )

48 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 8 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics of shortage by János Kornai( Book )

38 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zai wei guan fen xi de ji chu shang jian li le she hui zhu yi jing ji de hong guan dong tai mo xing
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 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the studies that follow, Kornai analyzes the on-going dilemmas. The transition from communism to free enterprise is filled with daunting hurdles; it requires no less than redefining ownership, changing values concerning the distribution of wealth, transferring the control of political power, creating financial institutions and enforcing financial discipline, and making deep economic sacrifice. Kornai closes with an overall survey of postsocialist transition, describing the stages that countries tend to go through, that will be particularly useful to scholars of comparative economic systems
Reforming the state : fiscal and welfare reform in post-socialist countries( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 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 )

17 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcentralization in economic administration : a critical analysis based on experience in Hungarian light industry by János Kornai( Book )

24 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-price control( Book )

20 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 245 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
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 242 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( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 215 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 )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reform of the welfare sector is an important yet difficult challenge for all countries in transition from socialist central planning to market-oriented democracies. Here a scholar of the economics of socialism and post-socialist transition and a health economist take on this challenge. This book offers health sector reform recommendations for ten countries of Eastern Europe, drawn consistently from a set of explicit guiding principles. After discussing sector-specific characteristics, lessons of international experience, and the main set of initial conditions, the authors advocate reforms based on organized public financing for basic care, private financing for supplementary care, pluralistic delivery of services, and managed competition. Policymakers need to achieve a balance, both assuring social solidarity through universal access to basic health services and expanding individual choice and responsibility through voluntary supplemental insurance. The authors also consider the problems that undermine effectiveness of market-based competition in the health sector
From socialism to capitalism : eight essays by János Kornai( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 ekonomista węgierski

János Kornai Hongaars econoom

János Kornai Hungarian economist

János Kornai ungarischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

János Kornai ungersk ekonom


Keernai, Yanuoshi


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



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 economyPlanning, shortage, and transformation : essays in honor of János KornaiCreating social trust in post-socialist transitionWelfare, choice, and solidarity in transition : reforming the health section in Eastern Europe