Jump to content

János Kornai

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
János Kornai
Born(1928-01-21)21 January 1928
Died18 October 2021(2021-10-18) (aged 93)
School or
Institutional economics[1]
ContributionsTheory of two-level planning
Shortage economy
Information at IDEAS / RePEc
János Kornai, 2005

János Kornai (21 January 1928 – 18 October 2021) was a Hungarian economist.[2] He was known for criticism of command economies of Eastern European communist states. He was emeritus professor at both Harvard University and Corvinus University of Budapest. In 1982, he became a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Kornai died on 18 October 2021, at the age of 93.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. James Wilkerson, Robert Parkin (eds.), Modalities of Change: The Interface of Tradition and Modernity in East Asia, Berghahn Books, 2012, p. 7.
  2. Andreff, Wladimir (2020). "Janos Kornai: a non-mainstream pathway from economic planning to disequilibrium economics". Public Choice. 187 (1–2): 63–83. doi:10.1007/s11127-020-00813-6. ISSN 1573-7101. S2CID 219459436.
  3. "Elhunyt Kornai János közgazdász". HVG (in Hungarian). 2021-10-18. Retrieved 2021-10-18.