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From Socialism to Capitalism and Democracy


  • János Kornai
  • Brian Snowdon


János Kornai is generally regarded as the world’s leading scholar on socialist economic systems. In this interview, Professor Kornai discusses the evolution of his thinking on the political economy of the socialist system, its characteristics, reform, transition and future.

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  • János Kornai & Brian Snowdon, 2003. "From Socialism to Capitalism and Democracy," World Economics, World Economics, 1 Ivory Square, Plantation Wharf, London, United Kingdom, SW11 3UE, vol. 4(1), pages 33-71, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:wej:wldecn:127

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    2. Yingyi Qian, 1999. "The Institutional Foundations of China's Market Transition," Working Papers 99011, Stanford University, Department of Economics.

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