Antonio de Viti de Marco

A Story Worth Remembering

  • Manuela Mosca

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Manuela Mosca
    Pages 1-12
  3. His Personal Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Emilia Chirilli
      Pages 15-35
  4. The Political Sphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Antonio Cardini
      Pages 39-58
  5. Economic Theory and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Ruggero Paladini
      Pages 61-63
    3. Domenico Da Empoli
      Pages 65-69
    4. Ferruccio Marzano
      Pages 71-73
    5. Pierluigi Ciocca
      Pages 75-78
    6. Riccardo Faucci
      Pages 79-100
  6. His International Reputation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Pier Francesco Asso
      Pages 103-113
    3. Steven G. Medema
      Pages 115-118
    4. Richard E. Wagner
      Pages 119-125
    5. James M. Buchanan
      Pages 127-132
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 133-141

About this book


This book provides insight into the remarkable life and work of the Italian economist Antonio de Viti de Marco (1858-1943). This book presents eleven interviews with American and Italian scholars from various disciplines that provide a profile of this major intellectual as an economic theorist, politician, and individual. He was the founder of the pure theory of Public Finance, played an important role in the foundation of Public Choice, and was also a staunch liberal and radical politician. An English translation of one of his books, made as early as 1936, greatly influenced James M. Buchanan, Nobel prize-winner for economics.


Italian Marginalism public finance political economy oral history public choice

Authors and affiliations

  • Manuela Mosca
    • 1
  1. 1.Università del SalentoLecceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53492-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53493-4
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