Socialist Economics: The Disequilibrium School and the Shortage Economy
AbstractThis article focuses on the debate between Richard Portes and Janos Kornai as the respective exponents of two interpretations of economic behavior in centrally planned economies: the disequilibrium school, and the theory of the shortage economy. My objective here is to elucidate for the nonspecialist the core features of the debate between the disequilibrium school and the shortage economy. Toward the end, I describe what might usefully be retained from this debate by economists who do not specialize in the study of centrally planned economies.
Citationvan Brabant, Jozef M. 1990. "Socialist Economics: The Disequilibrium School and the Shortage Economy." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 4 (2): 157-175. DOI: 10.1257/jep.4.2.157
- 052 Socialist and Communist Economic Systems
- 027 Economics of Centrally Planned Economies--General