A gazdasági szerkezet matematikai tervezése. Lipták Tamás és Wellisch Péter közreműködésével. Második bővített és átdlgozott kiadás. [Mathematical Planning of Structural Decisions. With contributions by Tamás Lipták and Péter Wellisch. Second, Extended Edition.]
Kornai's Work on Mathematical Planning in Economics

A gazdasági szerkezet matematikai tervezése. Lipták Tamás és Wellisch Péter közreműködésével. Második bővített és átdlgozott kiadás. [Mathematical Planning of Structural Decisions. With contributions by Tamás Lipták and Péter Wellisch. Second, Extended Edition.]

Budapest: Közgazdasági és Jogi Könyvkiadó (Egyetemi Nyomda), 1973. Second (extended) edition. Inscribed by the contributor, Lipták. Printed in only 2200 copies. In publisher’s red cloth, with dust jacket. 507, (1) p. The book in fine condition. / Dust cover chipped at extremities, numbered in ink on front, marked white on spine, otherwise good.

Kornai’s book about the problems of mathematical planning in an economic point of view. It was first published in Hungarian 1965 and 1967 in English.

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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