The Socialist System: The Political Economy of Communism

@inproceedings{Kornai1992TheSS,
  title={The Socialist System: The Political Economy of Communism},
  author={J. Kornai},
  year={1992}
}
  • J. Kornai
  • Published 1992
  • Economics
  • This book provides a comprehensive account of the structure, conduct, and performance of the centrally planned economies of Eastern Europe, the USSR, Communist China and the Marxist LDCs, looking at 26 nations in all. The author focuses on reform, perhaps the most important issue facing countries such as the USSR, Poland, Hungary, and China. Bureaucracy, soft budget constraints, markets, and the nature of the socialist state are the central issues that arise in the course of reforming a… CONTINUE READING
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