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Public Choice special issue



The new issue of the journal Public Choice (issue 1-2, volume 187) has been published as a special issue, honoring János Kornai and analysing his work, edited by Mehrdad Vahabi.

The Department of Comparative and Institutional Economics of Corvinus University of Budapest is organizing an online event about the special issue, accessible without registration, at 18:00 (CET) / 12:00 (ET) / 10:00 (MT) / 9:00 (PDT) on June 7 Monday, 2021. Find details and the link here -- new: Amartya Sen will also speak.




The articles of the special issue are available here:

Mehrdad Vahabi: Introduction: A special issue in honoring Janos Kornai

Kornai János: 1956 in Hungary: As I saw it then and as I see it now

Amartya Sen: Marx after Kornai

Exchange between János Kornai and Amartya Sen on Karl Marx

Mehrdad Vahabi: Socialism and Kornai's revolutionary perspective

Paul R. Gregory:

Wladimir Andreff: Janos Kornai: A non-mainstream pathway from economic planning to disequilibrium economics

Peter J. Boettke - Rosolino A. Candela: János Kornai, the Austrians, and the political and economic analysis of socialism

Peter T. Leeson - Colin Harris - Andrew Myers: Kornai goes to Kenya

Mathilde Maurel - Thomas Pernet: New evidence on the soft budget constraint: Chinese environmental policy effectiveness in SOE-dominated cities

Di Guo - Haizhou Huang - Kun Jiang - Chenggang Xu: Disruptive innovation and R&D ownership structures

Yuriy Gorodnichenko - Gerard Roland: Culture, institutions and democratization

Péter Mihályi - Iván Szelényi: Kornai on the affinity of systems: Is China today an illiberal capitalist system or a communist dictatorship?

Miklós Rosta - László Tóth: Is there a demand for autocracies in Europe? Comparing the attitudes of Hungarian and Italian university students toward liberal democratic values inspired by János Kornai

Pierre-Yves Hénin - Ahmet Insel: Hungary's U-turn in Kornai's system paradigm perspective: a case for national authoritarian capitalism