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A Compendium of Italian Economists at Oxbridge

Contributions to the Evolution of Economic Thinking

  • Mauro Baranzini
  • Amalia Mirante

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mauro Baranzini, Amalia Mirante
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mauro Baranzini, Amalia Mirante
    Pages 7-70
  4. Mauro Baranzini, Amalia Mirante
    Pages 71-192
  5. Mauro Baranzini, Amalia Mirante
    Pages 207-208
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-288

About this book

Introduction

This study examines five decades of Italian economists who studied or researched at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge between the years 1950 and 2000. Providing a detailed list of Italian economists associated with Hicks, Harrod, Bacharach, Flemming, Mirrlees, Sen and other distinguished dons, the authors examine eleven research lines, including the Sraffa and the neo-Ricardian school, the post-Keynesian school and the Stone’s and Goodwin’s schools. Baranzini and Mirante trace the influence of the schools in terms of 1) their fundamental role in the evolution of economic thought; 2) their promotion of four key controversies (on the measurement of technical progress, on capital theory, on income distribution and on the inter-generational transmission of wealth); 3) the counter-flow of Oxbridge scholars to academia in Italy, and 4) the invigoration of a third generation of Italian economists researching or teaching at Oxbridge today.

A must-read for all those interested in the way Italian and British research has shaped the study and teaching of economics.

Keywords

Income distribution Cambridge equation Post-Keynesian theory Wealth distribution Wealth accumulation Inter-generational transmission of wealth Overlapping generations Capital theory Technical progress Ricardian economics Structural change Input-output analysis Production theory General equlibrium models Bounded rationality Differential Rent Absolute Rent Multi-sectoral models Stone's input-output economics Lincei Academy Rome

Authors and affiliations

  • Mauro Baranzini
    • 1
  • Amalia Mirante
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Lugano Switzerland, and Lincei AcademyRomeSwitzerland
  2. 2.SUPSIUniversity of LuganoLuganoSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32219-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32218-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32219-3
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