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).
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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
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