Bürokratikus és piaci koordináció. Akadémiai székfoglaló. 1983. április 16. (Értekezések emlékezések.) [Bureaucratic and Market Coordination. Inaugural speech before the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. (Esays, memoirs.)]. János Kornai.
Kornai's Inaugural Speech

Bürokratikus és piaci koordináció. Akadémiai székfoglaló. 1983. április 16. (Értekezések emlékezések.) [Bureaucratic and Market Coordination. Inaugural speech before the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. (Esays, memoirs.)]

Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1984. First separate edition. In original paper, with dust jacket. 39, (1) p. Light underline in pencil throughout, otherwise a fine copy.

Kornai’s inaugural speech before the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The essay was first published in 1983 in “Közgazdasági Szemle” (Sept. 1983, Vol. 30, No. 9, pp. 1025–1038.).

János Kornai (b. 1928) was the first economist behind the Iron Curtain who published critical studies on the Soviet-style command economics of Eastern Europe.

Kornai studied philosophy in Budapest, but – according to his memoirs – he chose to be an economics after reading Marx’s Capital. Started his career as a journalist and soon became the economics editor of the largest Communist newspaper. After a few years, in 1955 he was fired for lack of Communist convictions. In 1956 he participated in the Hungarian Revolution. His early work “Overcentralization in Economic Administration” (1957) was published in English in 1959 and his critical studies on central planning started to spread in the West and his career took off outside Hungary. Kornai received many invitations to visit foreign institutions, but he was denied a passport by the Hungarian authorities and was not allowed to travel until 1963. Later he became visiting professor at the London School of Economics, at Yale, Stanford, Princeton and other Universities all over the world, and in 1986 Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

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