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The Sociological School of Italian Science of Finance: A Retrospective View

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  • Antonio Di Majo

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A recent book by McLure analyses Italian economic thought in the early 20th century with breference to the school of fiscal sociology, consisting of a number of Italian economists who shared the views of Vilfredo Pareto on public finance. These Italian economists sought ways to explain choices of public finance utilizing 12. Sull’evoluzione recente delle metodologie dell’analisi economica delle scelte collettive rimando a Di Majo e De Chiara (2009) e alla letteratura ivi richiamata. a paradigm other than the neoclassical approach. This phase ended in the 1930s, and mainstream public finance adopted a neoclassical approach. However the heritage of Italian unorthodox thinkers, associated with both the Paretian approach, can be found in the issues considered in more recent developments.

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  • Antonio Di Majo, 2010. "The Sociological School of Italian Science of Finance: A Retrospective View," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 1, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0130
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    1. James M. Buchanan & Richard A. Musgrave, 1999. "Public Finance and Public Choice: Two Contrasting Visions of the State," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262024624, November.
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    Keywords

    Public Choices; Public economics methodology; History of public finance;

    JEL classification:

    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • B19 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Other
    • B29 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Other
    • H80 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - General

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