A Compendium of Italian Economists at Oxbridge: Contributions to the Evolution of Economic Thinking

A Compendium of Italian Economists at Oxbridge: Contributions to the Evolution of Economic Thinking

by Mauro Baranzini, Amalia Mirante

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319812267
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author



Mauro Baranzini is Professor at the University of Lugano, Switzerland, which he helped to found in 1996. In 1971 he was awarded a Florey fellowship of The Queen’s College, Oxford, where from 1975 to 1984 he was Lecturer in Economics. He contributed widely to the Cambridge theory of income and wealth distribution.


Amalia Mirante is Lecturer in Economics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland and at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. She has published several papers on economic theory, and a textbook on macro-economics.

Table of Contents

Preface.- 1. Introduction.- 1.1. The Historical and Factual Background.- 1.2. The Framework of this Volume.- 1.3. The Circulation of Ideas and the Cross-Fertilization Background.- 2. The Oxonian-Italian School of Economics, 1950 to about 1990.- 2.1. Who’s Who.- 2.2. Luigi L. Pasinetti: The Frontrunner in Oxford. Studentship and Research Fellowship at Nuffield College, 1959-60 and 1960-61.- 2.3. Italian Economists and John Hicks.- 2.3.1. Introduction.- 2.3.2. Rainer Stefano Masera.- 2.3.3. Stefano Zamagni.- 2.3.4. Mario Amendola.- 2.3.5. Piero Ferri.- 2.3.6. Annalisa Cristini.- 2.3.7. Carlo Dell’Aringa.- 2.3.8. Augusto Schianchi.- 2.3.9. Roberto Cippà and Vinicio Guidi.- 2.3.10. Carlo Casarosa.- 2.3.11. Andrea Maneschi.- 2.3.12. On Carlo Casarosa Again.- 2.3.13. Giacomo Vaciago.- 2.3.14. Alessandro Vercelli.- 2.4. Building on the ‘Exchange’ and ‘Production’ Paradigm: Alberto Quadrio Curzio and Roberto Scazzieri.- 2.5. Italian Economists on Roy Harrod.- 2.6. Italian Graduate Students at Nuffield College (1970-1995).- 2.6.1. Imperfect Competition and General Equilibrium Models.- 2.6.2. Carlo Luigi Beretta.- 2.6.3. Gianpaolo Rossini.- 2.6.4. Flavio Delbono.- 2.6.5. Vincenzo Denicolò.- 2.6.6. Gianni De Fraja.- 2.6.7. Luigi A. Franzoni.- 2.6.8. Carlo Scarpa.- 2.6.9. Luca Lambertini.- 2.6.10. Gian Cesare Romagnoli.- 2.6.11. On Some Analytical Results.- 2.6.12. Elettra Agliardi.- 2.6.13. Models of Saving and Accumulation: The Flemming-Mirrlees (-Hicks-Kaldor-Pasinetti) Approach.- 2.7. Italian Economists at Oxford Building on Production Theory.- 2.7.1. Introduction.- 2.7.2. Roberto Scazzieri.- 2.7.3. Mario Morroni.- 2.7.4. Antonio Andreoni.- 2.8. Italian Scholars at the Bounded Rationality in Economic Behaviour unit of Michael Bacharach.- 2.8.1. Daniele Giovanni Zizzo.- 2.8.2. Michele Bernasconi.- 2.9. Other Distinguished Italian Scholars who did research in Oxford.- 2.9.1. Pierluigi Ciocca.- 2.9.2. Stefano Mieli.- 2.9.3. Francesca Sanna Randaccio.- 2.9.4. Mario Biagioli.- 2.9.5. Paolo Piacentini-Karnizawa.- 2.9.6. Michele Morciano.- 2.9.7. Bruno Salituro .- 2.9.8. Lia Fubini.- 3. The Cantabrigiensis-Italian School of Economics (1950-~1990).- 3.1. Who’s Who.- 3.2. Piero Sraffa, the Neo-Ricardian School and the Capital Controversy.- 3.2.1. Introduction.- 3.2.2. Piero Sraffa.- 3.2.3. Pierangelo Garegnani.- 3.2.4. Alessandro Roncaglia.- 3.2.5. Domenico Mario Nuti.- 3.2.6. Salvatore Biasco.- 3.2.7. Sebastiano Brusco.- 3.2.8. Giorgio Gilibert.- 3.2.9. Giancarlo De Vivo.- 3.2.10. Antonietta Campus.- 3.2.11. Fabio Petri.- 3.2.12. Mario Tonveronachi.- 3.2.13. Roberto Ciccone.- 3.2.14. Fabio Ranchetti.- 3.3. Luigi L. Pasinetti: Back to King’s College from Oxford, October 1961.- 3.3.1. Pasinetti on Profit Determination, Income Distribution and Capital Accumulation.- 3.3.1.1. The Introduction of a Differentiated Rate of Return on Savings for the Classes.- 3.3.1.2. The Introduction of the Monetary Sector and of Portfolio Choice.- 3.3.1.3. The Stability Analysis and the Long-Term Properties of the Model.- 3.3.1.4. The Introduction of a Public Sector.- 3.3.1.5. The Introduction of the Micro-Foundations into the Model.- 3.3.1.6. The Distribution of Wealth and the Income Shares of the Economic Classes.- 3.3.1.7. Other General Aspects of the Kaldor/Pasinetti Model.- 3.3.2. Pasinetti on Capital Theory.- 3.3.3. Pasinetti on Structural Dynamics and Vertical Integration.- 3.3.4. Pasinetti on the Pure Labour Theory of Value.- 3.4. Other Post-Keynesian Economists.- 3.4.1. Introduction.- 3.4.2. Nino (Beniamino) Andreatta.- 3.4.3. Paolo Leon.- 3.4.4. Fernando Vianello.- 3.4.5. Ferdinando Targetti.- 3.4.6. Joseph Halevi.- 3.4.7. Massimo Ricottilli.- 3.4.8. Anna Carabelli.- 3.4.9. Maria Cristina Marcuzzo.- 3.4.10. Claudio Sardoni.- 3.4.11. Ferrucccio Marzano.- 3.5. Alberto Quadrio Curzio’s Contribution to the Cambridge-Italian School of Economics.- 3.5.1. Rent and Income Distribution in Multi-Sectoral Models of Economic Structure.- 3.5.2. Quadrio Curzio on Horizontal and Vertical Approaches for the Analysis of Economic Structure.- 3.5.3. Quadrio Curzio on Accumulation of Capital, Residuals and Uneven Economic Dynamics.- 3.6. Richard Stone and Italian Speaking Economists.- 3.6.1. The Framework of Analysis.- 3.6.2. Luigi L. Pasinetti Building on Stone’s Foundations.- 3.6.3. Paolo Costa and GianDemetrio Marangoni Building on Stone (and Leontief).- 3.6.4. Luigi Solari and the School of Geneva on Stone.- 3.7. Richard M. Goodwin and the Italian School of Economics.- 3.8. From Oxford to Cambridge, and from Production Theory to Structural Change, Economics Dynamics and More: Roberto Scazzieri.- 3.9. Lilia Costabile: from the School of Naples to the Cambridge School of Economics.- 3.10. Pier Luigi Porta: from the Lombard Enlightenment to the Cambridge School of Economics.- 3.11. Institutions, Different Economic Settings, and Gender Economics.- 3.12. Oxbridge-Italian Scholars and the History of Economic Analysis.- 3.13. The (Scientific) Biographers.- 4. The Celebration of Oxbridge Scientists by Italian Economists and Institutions.- 5. The Influential Role of Oxbridge Italian Economists in Science and Civil Society.-. 5.1. Società Italiana degli Economisti (SIE).- 5.2. Lincei Academy (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma).- 5.3. Three Generations.- 6. Conclusions.- Reference Bibliography.-

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