THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF ITALY SINCE 1870 (The Economic Development of Modern Europe Since 1870 3)

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF ITALY SINCE 1870 (The Economic Development of Modern Europe Since 1870 3)

By: Giovanni Federico (editor)Hardback

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Interest in Italy's development is warranted by the size of the country, the level of income it has achieved and the lessons its particular story may contain. The relevant literature is extensive and includes studies by social historians as well as by economic historians and economists. Most of the literature available is in Italian, although the work in English is growing. This compreheensive volume brings together in an easily accessible form the main articles, some of which are published here in English for the first time. The introduction aims to provide the non-Italian reader with a general overview of the discussion that forms the background to the essays collected. The volume contains chapters on the development process, agriculture, industrialization, technical progress, industrial policy, the macroeconomic framework and the issue of geographical and economic dualism.

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Edited by Giovanni Federico, Life Fellow, Department of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Pisa, Italy


Notes on the rate of industrial growth in Italy, 1881-1913, Alexander Gerschenkron; the industrial development of Italy - a debate with Rosario Romeo, Alexander Gerschenkron; the industrial revolution in Italy 1830-1914, Luciano Cafagna; Italian capitalism - general interpretative guidelines, Franco Bonelli; Italy, Giovanni Federico and Gianni Toniolo; was Italian fascism a developmental dictatorship? some evidence to the contrary, Jon S. Cohen; catching up or falling behind? Italy's economic growth, 1895-1947, Nicola Rossi and Gianni Toniolo; a century of change - trends in the composition of the Italian labour force, 1881-1981, Vera Zamagni; international resource flows and construction movements in the Atlantic economy - the Kuznets cycle in Italy, 1861-1913, Stefano Fenoaltea; commercialization and economic development in Italy, (1860-1940), G. Federico; sharecropping and productivity - "Feudal Residues" in Italian agriculture, 1911, Jon S. Cohen and Francesco L. Galassi; the poverty of Italy and the backwardness of its agriculture before 1914, Patrick K. O'Brien and Gianni Toniolo; business history in Italy - a provisional review and research prospects, Duccio Bigazzi; an international comparison of real industrial wages, 1890-1913 - methodological issues and results, V. Zamagni; Italy, Stefano Fenoaltea; Italian financial structures - long-term quantitative profiles (1870-1970), P. Ciocca and A.M. Biscaini Cotula; industry and finance in Italy, 1918-1940, Pierluigi Ciocca and Gianni Toniolo; Italy in the gold standard period, 1861-1914, Michele Fratianni and Franco Spinelli; the state and the economy in the industrialization of Italy from its origins to the welfare state, Franco Bonelli; discussion on the origins of the Italian economic dualism, L. Cafagna; the North-South differential in Italian economic development, Richard S. Eckaus.

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  • ISBN13: 9781852787011
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 736
  • ID: 9781852787011
  • ISBN10: 1852787015

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