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An Institutional History of Italian Economics in the Interwar Period — Volume II

The Economics Profession and Fascist Institutions

  • Massimo M. Augello
  • Marco E.L. Guidi
  • Fabrizio Bientinesi
  • Brings together leading figures in the field of history of Italian economic thought

  • Provides a thorough review and analyses of the link between economics and the Fascist regime in Italy

  • Offers an insight into the bias of scientific debates

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About this book

Introduction

Italy is well known for its prominent economists, as well as for the typical public profile they have constantly revealed. But, when facing an illiberal and totalitarian regime, how closely did Italian economists collaborate with government in shaping its economic and political institutions, or work independently? This edited book completes a gap in the history of Italian economic thought by addressing in a comprehensive way the crucial link between economics and the fascist regime, covering the history of political economy in Italy during the so-called “Ventennio” (1922-1943) with an institutional perspective. The approach is threefold: analysis of the academic and extra-academic scene, where economic science was elaborated and taught, the connection between economics, society and politics, and the dissemination of scientific debate. Special attention is given to the bias caused by the Fascist regime to economic debate and careers. This Volume II looks at the role that economists played in society and in politics, and how this was played. In exploring the public side of the profession and the “fascistisation” of institutions, this book also examines academic epuration and emigration, and the post-WW2 purge of fascist economists.

Volume I (available separately) explores how the economics profession was managed under fascism, the restructuring of higher education, the restriction of freedom in teaching and of the press, and various fascist cultural and propaganda initiatives. 


Keywords

History of Italian economic thought Economics in law faculties Totalitarianism Economics and institutions History of economic thought in the inter-war period Fascism

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo M. Augello
    • 1
  • Marco E.L. Guidi
    • 2
  • Fabrizio Bientinesi
    • 3
  1. 1.University of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.University of PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.University of PisaPisaItaly

About the editors

Massimo M. Augello is Professor of History of Economic Thought at the University of Pisa and former Rector of this University. He has coordinated various projects on the institutionalisation, professionalisation and dissemination of economics. His contributions have been published in over 20 edited volumes, and in a range of international journals.

Marco E.L. Guidi is Professor of History of Economic Thought at the University of Pisa. He has been visiting professor at various French universities, and coordinator of a European project on economic translation. His works have been published in various edited books and international journals.

Fabrizio Bientinesi is Professor of History of Economic Thought at the University of Pisa. His research interests are concentrated on the history of Italian economics and the history of international trade theory. He is the author of various papers published in a range of journals of history.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Institutional History of Italian Economics in the Interwar Period — Volume II
  • Book Subtitle The Economics Profession and Fascist Institutions
  • Editors Massimo M. Augello
    Marco E.L. Guidi
    Fabrizio Bientinesi
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought Series
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38331-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-38330-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-38333-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-38331-2
  • Series ISSN 2662-6578
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-6586
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 311
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Economic Thought/Methodology
    Economic Policy
    History of Italy
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