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Kornai, János

Works: 383 works in 1,244 publications in 9 languages and 19,817 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
Planning, shortage, and transformation : essays in honor of János Kornai by János Kornai( )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,882 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
Welfare, choice, and solidarity in transition : reforming the health section in Eastern Europe by János Kornai( )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers health sector reform recommednations for ten countries of Eastern Europe. Advocates reforms based on organized public financing for basic care, private financing for supplementary care, pluralistic delivery of services and managed competition. Policy-mkaers need to achieve a balance, assuring social solidarity through universal access to basic health services and expanding individual choice and responsibility through voluntary supplemental insurance
From socialism to capitalism : eight essays by János Kornai( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,829 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
Highway and byways : studies on reform and post-communist transition by János Kornai( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,385 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
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 1,295 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
The road to a free economy : shifting from a socialist system : the example of Hungary by János Kornai( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. translation of: Indulatos rèopirat a gazdasâagi âatmenet èugyâeben. Includes bibliographical references
Contradictions and dilemmas : studies on the socialist economy and society by János Kornai( Book )

51 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical planning of structural decisions by János Kornai( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and Dutch and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 563 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
Anti-equilibrium. On economic systems theory and the tasks of research by János Kornai( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics of shortage by János Kornai( Book )

23 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming the state : fiscal and welfare reform in post-socialist countries( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 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
Growth, shortage, and efficiency : a macrodynamic model of the socialist economy by János Kornai( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1900 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-price control( Book )

23 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 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 337 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
Creating social trust in post-socialist transition by János Kornai( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 316 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
Struggle and hope : essays on stabilization and reform in a post-socialist economy by János Kornai( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corruption, development and institutional design by International Economic Association( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 247 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
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Welfare, choice, and solidarity in transition : reforming the health section in Eastern Europe
Welfare, choice, and solidarity in transition : reforming the health section in Eastern EuropeFrom socialism to capitalism : eight essaysHighway and byways : studies on reform and post-communist transitionThe socialist system : the political economy of communismThe road to a free economy : shifting from a socialist system : the example of HungaryContradictions and dilemmas : studies on the socialist economy and societyReforming the state : fiscal and welfare reform in post-socialist countriesBuilding a trustworthy state in post-socialist transition
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, Yanuoshi


Kʿo-erh-nei, Ya-no-shen

Kornai, Ânoš.

Kornai IAnosh

Kornai, J.

Kornai, J. 1928-

Kornai, Ja 1928-

Kornai Janos

Kornaj, Janoš 1928-

Корнаи Я.

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