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Curva di Pareto e distribuzione della ricchezza in Costantino Bresciani Turroni


  • Terenzio Maccabelli

    () (Università di Brescia)


The paper deals with Costantino Bresciani Turroni's contribu-tion to the statistics and theory of distribution of wealth, with emphasis on his critical interpretation of the "Pareto curve". The paper suggests that the two economists remain on opposite sides both on the criteria of measurement of the inequality of wealth and in the interpretation of the distributive capitalistic dynamics. The concluding part of the paper shows that Bresciani Turroni arrives, in the works of maturity, to generalise the problem of the distribution of wealth in a conceptual framework that, on the one hand, presents strong analogies with Simon Kuznets' approach and, on the other hand, appears open to redistribution in a "millian" sen-se.

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  • Terenzio Maccabelli, 2004. "Curva di Pareto e distribuzione della ricchezza in Costantino Bresciani Turroni," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 94(5), pages 203-248, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:v:94:y:2004:i:5:p:203-248

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    JEL classification:

    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • C16 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Econometric and Statistical Methods; Specific Distributions
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement


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