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When Italian economics "Was Second to None". Luigi Einaudi and the Turin School of Economics


  • Roberto Marchionatti
  • Francesco Cassata
  • Giandomenica Becchio
  • Fiorenzo Mornati


The article is dedicated to the work of a group of economists that was an important expression of a fertile season of Italian economics, in the period from the mid-1890s to the end of 1930s, which developed around the figure of Luigi Einaudi, and earlier, around that of his master Cognetti de Martiis. This School expressed a range of thought of high value in the political and economic sphere. In the economic field, the School established a fertile relation between historical--empirical work and economic theory; in the political field it investigated the relation between freedom and economic order.

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  • Roberto Marchionatti & Francesco Cassata & Giandomenica Becchio & Fiorenzo Mornati, 2013. "When Italian economics "Was Second to None". Luigi Einaudi and the Turin School of Economics," The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(5), pages 776-811, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:eujhet:v:20:y:2013:i:5:p:776-811
    DOI: 10.1080/09672567.2011.653885

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    1. Forte, Francesco & Silvestri, Paolo, 2015. "Luigi Einaudi," MPRA Paper 62319, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2014.
    2. Marchionatti Roberto, 2009. "Attilio Cabiati.Profilo di un economista liberale," CESMEP Working Papers 200901, University of Turin.
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    1. Silvestri, Paolo, 2015. "Disputed (Disciplinary) Boundaries. Philosophy, Economics, Value Judgments," CESMEP Working Papers 201504, University of Turin.
    2. n.d., 2015. "Glimpses of Henry Schultz in Mussolini’s 1934 Italy," HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT AND POLICY, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2015(2), pages 93-113.

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