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The Istitutional Approach in the Economic Thought of Carlo Cattaneo


  • Maurizio Mistri


The Institutional Approach in the Economic Thought of Carlo Cattaneo - Carlo Cattaneo was one the most eminent thinker of the Italy in the Risorgimento period. His interests were devoted to social sciences with a focus of the economic engineering. This paper is devoted to demonstrate the particular attention of Cattaneo to a particular approach to economics; that is the analysis of Cattaneo to economical facts presents significative conceptual elements of the modern neo-institutional approach. Particularly Cattaneo emphasised the importance of the technological progress, with a particular attention to the role of knowledge and human capital. A significative work of Cattaneo is that one devoted to the analysis of relationship between legal institutions and the professional specializations of Jewes. JEL Classification: B3, B4, B25 Key words: Economic Thought, Carlo Cattaneo

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  • Maurizio Mistri, 2008. "The Istitutional Approach in the Economic Thought of Carlo Cattaneo," STUDI ECONOMICI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2008(95), pages 37-52.
  • Handle: RePEc:fan:steste:v:html10.3280/ste2008-095002

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    JEL classification:

    • B3 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals
    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • B25 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary; Austrian; Stockholm School


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