The Dynamics of the Price Structure and the Business Cycle

The Italian Evidence from 1945 to 2000

  • Cristina Nardi Spiller

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Christina Nardi Spiller
    Pages 1-15
  3. Christina Nardi Spiller
    Pages 17-61
  4. Christina Nardi Spiller
    Pages 63-115
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 117-158

About this book


By exploring the price dynamics and business cycle of the Italian economy with reference to the most important international events, this text sheds new light on the country's current situation. Using a long-term analytical framework underpinned by principal theoretical approaches, the analysis places particular emphasis on price dynamics. The text begins with the country's post-war difficulties and then covers the boom-and-bust period of the "Italian miracle", before moving onto the lasting inflationary process of the 70s and 80s, and finally the financial crisis of the 90s and the beginning of the new century. The book also investigates the positive and negative aspects of policy measures. An important implication of this approach is that it assesses the different evolutionary aspects of the Italian economic structure, which in turn gives way to an analysis of the dynamic behaviour of policy makers and social partners.


Business Cycles Italy Financial Crisis Inflation Price Structure business business cycle dynamics economy science and technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Cristina Nardi Spiller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-0063-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57408-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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