A Compendium of Italian Economists at Oxbridge: by Mauro Baranzini, Amalia Mirante

By Mauro Baranzini, Amalia Mirante

This research examines 5 many years of Italian economists who studied or researched on the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge among the years 1950 and 2000. offering a close record of Italian economists linked to Hicks, Harrod, Bacharach, Flemming, Mirrlees, Sen and different exotic dons, the authors research 11 examine strains, together with the Sraffa and the neo-Ricardian institution, the post-Keynesian college and the Stone’s and Goodwin’s colleges. Baranzini and Mirante hint the effect of the universities when it comes to 1) their basic function within the evolution of monetary proposal; 2) their advertising of 4 key controversies (on the size of technical growth, on capital idea, on source of revenue distribution and at the inter-generational transmission of wealth); three) the counter-flow of Oxbridge students to academia in Italy, and four) the invigoration of a 3rd new release of Italian economists learning or instructing at Oxbridge today.

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Phil. in 1990 with a thesis on ‘OECD activity and commodity prices’, an updated version of which was published in 1999 by Palgrave Macmillan with the title Unemployment and Primary Commodity Prices: Theory and Evidence in a Global Perspective. This volume, writes Cristini, discusses the links between primary commodity prices and the OECD rate of unemployment. A descriptive account of the main facts and a VAR analysis help define the essential features of the macroeconomic model, which constitutes the core of the essay.

To the contrary, the emphasis was more on the accumulation process that could explain the overall pattern of growth along with its structural problems. Phil. student Piero Ferri. Piero Ferri was rector of the University of Bergamo from 1984 to 1999. 6 Annalisa Cristini We should also mention Annalisa Cristini, a promising pupil of Piero Ferri. Phil. Phil. in 1990 with a thesis on ‘OECD activity and commodity prices’, an updated version of which was published in 1999 by Palgrave Macmillan with the title Unemployment and Primary Commodity Prices: Theory and Evidence in a Global Perspective.

According to him, ‘I am convinced that a relevant feature of the General Theory is the consistence of its fundamental outcomes with a high degree of freedom of entrepreneurs’ behaviour (in the case of perfect and imperfect competition, mark-up strategies, and so on)’ (Casarosa, in a letter to the first author of this volume in May 2013). Finally, among the pupils of John Hicks we should mention Giacomo Vaciago and Alessandro Vercelli. 13 Giacomo Vaciago Giacomo Vaciago graduated at the Catholic University of Milan in 1964 and enrolled at Linacre College, Oxford, in 1965.

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