KORNAI, János.

A beruházások matematikai programozása. [Mathematical Programming of Investments.]

Budapast: Közgazdasági és Jogi Könyvkiadó, 1962 Stock Code: 140387
£1,750.00

One of the earliest economic publications to use linear programming

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First edition, first impression, of one of the earliest economic publications to use the method of linear programming. WorldCat locates nine copies in total: three apiece in Hungary and the US, two in Germany, and one in Switzerland.

The Hungarian economist János Kornai (b. 1928) was the first economist behind the Iron Curtain to publish critical studies on the Soviet-style command economics of Eastern Europe. This is his second book and a representative example of his work initiating the use of mathematical methods in economic planning. He is also famous for his "two-level planning" theory developed in collaboration with Tamás Lipták, and for Economics of Shortage (1980), perhaps his best-known work.

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Description

Octavo. Original light blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered and ruled in dark blue and gilt.

Illustrations

Folding table facing p. 302, numerous diagrams and tables throughout. Table of contents in Hungarian, Russian, and English.

Condition

Spine ends bruised and lettering a little rubbed, the very occasional finger smudge to contents, pencil marks to rear free endpaper verso sometime erased but faintly visible. A bright, clean copy.

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