The Growth of the Italian Economy, 1820-1960

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Italy was a poor, backward country compared with its neighbors to the north and west in 1861. Most of its people were farmers relying on traditional techniques and ancient forms of organization to survive. Few would have believed that within a century, the country would become one of the largest industrial powerhouses, and its people among the wealthiest in the world. This book provides a brief, up-to-date account of the literature that chronicles Italy's remarkable growth and structural change, emphasizing new ...

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Overview

Italy was a poor, backward country compared with its neighbors to the north and west in 1861. Most of its people were farmers relying on traditional techniques and ancient forms of organization to survive. Few would have believed that within a century, the country would become one of the largest industrial powerhouses, and its people among the wealthiest in the world. This book provides a brief, up-to-date account of the literature that chronicles Italy's remarkable growth and structural change, emphasizing new views on old issues.

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"Strengths of the book are its brevity, the lively, incisive writing, and the author's willingness to take a stand...together with the masterful literature review and bibliography, make the book a virtual do it yourself kit for producing a research agenda in Italian economic history." EH.NET, Brian A'Hearn, Department of Economics, Franklin & Marshall College

"Jon Cohen and Giovanni Federico provide a concise, up-to-date account of this literature, highlighting new views on old issues, and signaling areas in need of further research." Italian Journal

"...concise and exhaustive account of the rhythms, sectors, and politics of Italy's structural economic changes. They offer a critical review of the very broad literature produced by economic and business historians in the last decades." Autumn 2002

"This short book ...is best considered the equivalent of a literature review of modern Italian economic history.... On balance... this is a fine book, and the bibliography is a gold mine. Any researcher beginning to examine Italy in the modern period could do no better than to start with it." Choice

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Measuring change in the long run: the data; 3. The big picture: models of growth and structural change; 4. Modernization versus tradition: new views and old on agriculture; 5. Against all odds? The growth of industry and services; 6. Macroeconomic policy, institutions, and the balance of payments; 7. An economic miracle? Italy in the Golden Age, 1945–63; 8. Conclusion.

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