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Albert Hirschman: la vita e il lascito di un Maestro


  • Gioacchino Garofali


The line of research pursued by Albert Hirschman,culturally open to the various fields ofthe social sciences, is in illuminating contrast withthe risks of retreat in a cultural ivory tower underthe false colours of technicalities and specialistformalism introduced into economic science. Theworks of A. Hirschman represent a "voice" of decisiveimportance when faced with the challengesfor economic research as it comes up against thecrucial problems of humanity and for choices ineconomic policy in defence of the interests ofthe community as a whole, especially in this prolongedperiod of international economic crisis.In these pages certain crucial aspects of AlbertHirschman's research are addressed not only tocommemorate the work of a master but also toopen the way to some serious thinking about thedirections he proposes to tackle the issues thateconomists and policy makers will be encounteringin the next few years.

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  • Gioacchino Garofali, 2013. "Albert Hirschman: la vita e il lascito di un Maestro," Economia & lavoro, Carocci editore, issue 1, pages 75-86.
  • Handle: RePEc:caq:j950ix:doi:10.7384/73520:y:2013:i:1:p:75-86

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