MIT PRESS, 2007.
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    Hungarian Quarterly, 2006.Vol.47, No.183. pp.131-149
  • The Montias Case
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2007. No 35, pp. 438-442
  • The Holocaust Trauma
    The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation website

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    Campbell, Robert (June 2009)
    Comperative Economic Studies 51: 271-273

    Chilosi, Alberto (September 18, 2007)
    Munich Personal RePEc Archive, Paper No. 5261
    Also at

    Cole, Daniel H. (November 30, 2009)
    Law, Economics and Cycling-blog,

    Corneo, Giacomo (August 20, 2007)
    Journal of Economics 92/1: 100-101

    Dent, Bob (March 2007)
    A look into a gifted economist's mind
    The Budapest Times

    Desai, Padma (November 24/25, 2007)
    How the east was won
    Financial Times Magazine

    Goddard, Steve (July 16, 2007)
    Book Alert / By Force of Thought

    Hollander, Paul (March 7, 2007)
    The Internal Contradictions of Hungary
    The New York Sun

    Hollander, Paul (February, 2008)
    Political Studies Review 6/1: 76-77

    Kadvany, John (September 2008)
    Journal of the History of Economic Thought 30/1: 413-416

    Khatkhate, Deena (March 28, 2009)
    Economic and Political Weekly 44/13: 33-37

    Kroll, Heidi (Winter, 2008)
    Journal of Cold War Studies 10/1: 154-156

    Leeson, Peter T.
    We're All Austrians Now: János Kornai and the Austrian School of Economics
    Or at
    In print:
    Leeson, Peter T. (2008): Kornai’s By Force of Thought – We're all Austrians now: János Kornai and the Austrian school of economics. In: Samuels, Warren J. - Jeff E. Biddle - Ross B. Emmett (eds.): Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology: A research annual 26/1. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 209-219.

    Lindbeck, Assar (December, 2007)
    János Kornai's Contributions to Economic Analysis
    IFN Working Paper No. 724

    Ofer, Gur (2009)
    Israel Economic Review 7/1: 177-185

    Péter, László (2008)
    Slovo 20/1: 54-56

    Roland, Gérard (2008)
    Journal of Economic Literature 46/1: 145-150.

    Rose, Richard (2009)
    Czech Sociological Review 45/6: 1311-1312.

    Rose, Richard (November 19, 2009)
    The Times Higher Education, page 47.

    Rosser, J. Barkley (September 6, 2007)
    Or at

    Rubenstein, Joshua (January 30, 2007)
    Critic Behind the Curtain
    The Wall Street Journal

    Skidelsky, Robert (May 31, 2007)
    Winning a Gamble with Communism
    The New York Review of Books 54/9

    Stark, David (October, 2007)
    Opportunities of constraints: A sociologist's reflections on János Kornai's By Force of Thought
    Theory and Society

    Throsby, David (February 8, 2008)
    Opposition by numbers
    Times Literary Supplement, page 30

    Wagener, Hans-Jürgen (2008)
    Economic Systems 32/3: 303-306

    Wang, Yijiang (2007)
    China Economic Review 18

    Warsh, David (May 20, 2007)
    Kornai's Choice
    Or at

    Weintraub, E. Roy (2008)
    History of Political Economy 40/ 4: 818-719.
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