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The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification


  • Toniolo, Gianni
    (Duke University)


This Oxford Handbook provides a fresh overall view and interpretation of the modern economic growth of one of the largest European countries, whose economic history is less known internationally than that of other comparably large and successful economies. It will provide, for the first time, a comprehensive, quantitative "new economic history" of Italy. The handbook offers an interpretation of the main successes and failures of the Italian economy at a macro level, the research--conducted by a large international team of scholars --contains entirely new quantitative results and interpretations, spanning the entire 150-year period since the unification of Italy, on a large number of issues. By providing a comprehensive view of the successes and failures of Italian firms, workers, and policy makers in responding to the challenges of the international business cycle, the book crucially shapes relevant questions on the reasons for the current unsatisfactory response of the Italian economy to the ongoing "second globalization." Most chapters of the handbook are co-authored by both an Italian and a foreign scholar. Available in OSO: Contributors to this volume - Brian A'Hearn: Pembroke College, Oxford Franco Amatori: Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Alberto Baffigi: Banca d'Italia Fabrizio Balassone: Banca d'Italia Federico Barbiellini Amidei: Banca d'Italia Stefano Battilossi: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Giuseppe Berta: Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Giuseppe Bertola: EDHEC Business School Magda Bianco: Banca d'Italia Andrea Boltho: Oxford University Andrea Brandolini: Banca d'Italia Stephen Broadberry: London School of Economics Matteo Bugamelli: Banca d'Italia John Cantwell: Rutgers Business School Andrea Colli: Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Nicholas Crafts: University of Warwick Marcello De Cecco: Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Virginia Di Nino: Banca d'Italia Barry Eichengreen: University of California, Berkeley Giovanni Federico: European University Institute Maura Francese: Banca d'Italia Alfredo Gigliobianco: Banca d'Italia Claire Giordano: Banca d'Italia Matteo Gomellini: Banca d'Italia Luigi Guiso: Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance Giovanni Iuzzolino: Banca d'Italia Harold James: Princeton University Marco Magnani: Banca d'Italia Giuseppe Marinelli: Banca d'Italia Giulio Napolitano: Universita degli studi Roma Tre Cormac O'Grada: University College Dublin Fabrizio Onida: Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Kevin O'Rourke: University of Oxford Angelo Pace: Banca d'Italia Guido Pellegrini: Sapienza Universita di Roma Mario Perugini: Universita Luigi Bocconi Paolo Pinotti: Universita Luigi Bocconi Massimo Sbracia: Banca d'Italia Paolo Sestito: Banca d'Italia Anna Spadavecchia: University of Reading Gianni Toniolo: Universita LUISS-Roma and Duke University Giovanni Vecchi: Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata Anthony Venables: University of Oxford Gianfranco Viesti: Universita degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro Nikolaus Wolf: Humboldt University Berlin Francesco Zollino: Banca d'Italia

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  • Toniolo, Gianni (ed.), 2013. "The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199936694.
  • Handle: RePEc:oxp:obooks:9780199936694

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    18. Rowena Gray & Gaia Narciso & Gaspare Tortorici, 2017. "Globalization, Agricultural Markets and Mass Migration," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 1713, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
    19. Andrea Filippetti & Frederick Guy & Simona Iammarino, 2015. "Does training help in times of crisis? Training in employment in Northern and Southern Italy," Working Papers 28, Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research, revised Dec 2015.
    20. Cavicchioli, Maddalena & Pistoresi, Barbara, 2016. "Testing threshold cointegration in Wagner's Law: The role of military spending," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 23-31.
    21. Giulia Mancini, 2018. "Women's Labor Force Participation in Italy, 1861-2011," Rivista di storia economica, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 1, pages 3-68.
    22. Domini, Giacomo, 2015. "The innovation-trade nexus: Italy in historical perspective (1861-1939)," MERIT Working Papers 055, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
    23. Stefano Chianese, 2016. "The baraccati of Rome: internal migration, housing, and poverty in fascist Italy (1924-1933)," HHB Working Papers Series 6, The Historical Household Budgets Project.
    24. Silvana Bartoletto & Bruno Chiarini & Elisabetta Marzano & Paolo Piselli, 2018. "Banking Crises and Boom-Bust Dynamics: Evidence for Italy (1861-2016)," CESifo Working Paper Series 6972, CESifo Group Munich.
    25. Giacomo Domini, 2019. "Exhibitions, patents, and innovation in the early twentieth century: evidence from the Turin 1911 International Exhibition," LEM Papers Series 2019/04, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.

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