European Economists of the Early 20th Century: Studies of Neglected Continental Thinkers of Germany and Italy

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Samuels (professor emeritus, economics, Michigan State University) collects studies on six German and seven Italian early-20th-century economists who, while well-known in their times, have been obscured by more prominent figures. The economists featured represent a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, and the collection illustrates that economics is more diverse than conventional histories of economic thought have reported. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858988108
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Pages: 328

Table of Contents

Editors and Contributors vii
Introduction ix
1. Costantino Bresciani Turroni: The eulogy of monetary stability 1
2. Gustavo Del Vecchio: Critical conscience of the Italian neoclassical school 37
3. Giovanni Demaria: An appraisal of his methodological and theoretical writings 59
4. Carl Dietzel (1829-1884): A pioneering and unorthodox thinker on public debt and fiscal policy 81
5. Between Max and Marshall: Antonio Graziadei (1873-1953) 105
6. Rudolf Hilferding 119
7. Alfred Kahler: A pioneer of input-output analysis 137
8. G.F. Knapp: An economist with institutional complexion 167
9. Emil Lederer: Obstacles to economic expansion 179
10. Achille Loria: His vision and economic analysis 203
11. Angelo Messedaglia 239
12. Umberto Ricci: Profile of a militant economist 257
13. Gunter Schmolders and the economics of prohibition 281
Index 295
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