János Kornai

János Kornai

Professor of Economics
Janos Kornai

János Kornai’s research has focused on the critical analysis of the socialist system and post-socialist transition. After the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe, his attention has partly turned to economic policy, especially to macroeconomic problems and the reform of the welfare state. Recently his interest has been in the comparative analysis of capitalism, as reflected in his latest book, Dynamism, Rivalry and the Surplus Economy (2013).



Staff Support:
Lauren LaRosa
Littauer Center 236
E-Mail: larosa@fas.harvard.edu
Tel: 617-496-1488
Fax: 617-495-7730

Primary Fields of Interest: Comparative economics of socialism and capitalism, post-socialist transition, the recent political and economic changes in Hungary.
Research Topics: The reform of the welfare state, the reform of the health sector, institutional transformation, macroeconomic adjustment and stabilization programs in transition economics

Contact Information


Corvinus University of Budapest
Fovam ter 8, H-1093 Budapest, Hungary
Phone of staff support: +36-1-482-5137
p: +36-1-482-5375

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