By Force of Thought

By Force of Thought

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The intellectual autobiography of an economist influential in both command economies and free market economies that discusses his life, work, and the social and political environment during the Second World War, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and its aftermath, and the post-socialist transition.It was Michael Spence, chairman of the economics department at Harvard University, inviting me to deliver a public lecture.a€n When I mentioned this to Albert Hirschman, long a Harvard professor before coming to Princeton, he gave a fleeting smile that I did not quite know what to make of at the time. ... At Harvard, a a#39;a#39;schoola#39;a#39; or a#39;a#39;faculty, a#39;a#39; headed by a dean, is a much broader unit than its Hungarian counterpart. ... Not even associate or assistant professors are the chaira#39;s subordinates.

Title:By Force of Thought
Author:János Kornai
Publisher:MIT Press - 2008-09-26


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