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


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.


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

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