Warren Samuels's second and concluding selection of essays focuses on early 20th century economists who, while relatively well-known in their times, have tended to be obscured by the more prominent stars of the discipline. It illustrates that economics is more diverse and complex than conventional histories of economic thought tend to identify. In particular it includes contributions on those economists who were not in the mainstream, or, if in the mainstream, practised economics in a somewhat alternative manner.
Warren Samuels has assembled a collection of essays on thirteen economists - six German and seven Italian - who remain noteworthy of study to this day. The economists featured in the volume represent a variety of ways of practising economics - theoretical, methodological and policy-orientated - who all contributed to the understanding of economic processes and institutions at the deepest levels.
European Economists of the Early 20th Century will appeal to all those with an interest in the philosophy and evolution of economics and to historians of economic thought.
Edited by the late Warren J. Samuels, former Professor Emeritus of Economics, Michigan State University, US
Contents: Editors and Contributors Introduction 1. Constantino Bresciani Turroni: The Eulogy of Monetary Stability 2. Gustavo Del Vecchio: Critical Conscience of the Italian Neoclassical School 3. Giovanni Demaria: An Appraisal of His Methodological and Theoretical Writings 4. Carl Dietzel (1829-1884): A Pioneering and Unorthodox Thinker on Public Debt and Fiscal Policy 5. Between Marx and Marshall: Antonio Graziadei (1873-1953) 6. Rudolf Hilferding 7. Alfred Kahler: A Pioneer of Input-Output Analysis 8. G.F. Knapp: An Economist with Institutional Complexion 9. Emil Lederer: Obstacles to Economic Expansion 10. Achille Loria: His Vision and Economic Analysis 11. Angelo Messedaglia 12. Umberto Ricci: Profile of a Militant Economist 13. Gunter Schmoelders and the Economics of Prohibition Index