Reproduction of shortage in the Hungarian car market

  • Zsuzsa Kapitány
  • János Kornai
  • Judit Szabó
Part of the International Studies in Economic Modelling book series (ISIM)


The basic question considered in this chapter is: what are the shortage phenomena that appear in the car market, and what are the factors that account for the perpetuation of shortage in this market? Using the general theoretical ideas and analytical apparatus previously developed by one of the authors (Kornai, 1980), we try to discover whether there are any regularities that are theoretically important in the development of demand and supply, in the behaviour of buyer and seller and in the changes that occur in the market situation.


Socialist Country Private Person Actual Purchase Queueing Time Chronic Shortage 
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  • Zsuzsa Kapitány
  • János Kornai
  • Judit Szabó

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