The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification

Hardcover | February 26, 2013

byGianni Toniolo

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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 theunification 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 thecurrent 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.

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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 ...

Gianni Toniolo is Research Professor of Economics at Duke University, Professor of Political Science at LUISS (Roma) and Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London. His research has been published in a number of academic journals and he has authored several books, including The World Economy between the Wars ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:720 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199936692

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ForewordMap: Italy, 1861Map: Italy, present dayPart I1. G. Toniolo: Italy and the World Economy, 1861-20112. H. James, K. O'Rourke: The First Globalization and its Backlash3. N. Crafts, M. Magnani: The Golden Age and the Second Globalization4. A. Boltho: Italy, Germany and Japan, 1945-20105. M. de Cecco: The Italian Economy Seen from AbroadPart II6. A. Baffigi: National Accounts7. S. Broadberry, C. Giordana, F. Zollino: Productivity8. A. Brandolini, G. Vecchi9: Standards of Living9. G. Bertola, P. Sestito: Human Capital10. M. Gomellini, C. O'Grada: Migrations11. L. Guiso, P. Pinotti: Social CapitalPart III12. G. Federico, N. Wolf: Comparative Advantages13. V. Di Nino, B. Eichengreen, M. Sbra: Real exchange rates, trade, and growth14. F. Barbiellini Amidei, J. Cantwell, A. Spadavecchia: Innovation and Foreign Technology15. G. Berta, F. Onida, M. Perugini: The Internationalization of the FirmPart IV16. F. Amatori, M. Bugamelli, A. Colli: Techonology, Firm Size and Entrepreneurship17. S. Battilossi, A. Gigliobianco, G. Marinelli: Resource allocation by the Banking System18. F. Balassone, M. Francese, A. Pace: Public Debt and Economic Growth: Italy's First 150 Years19. M. Bianco, G. Napolitano: The Administrative SystemPart V20. G. Iuzzolino, G. Pellegrini, G. Viesti: Regional Convergence21. B. A'Hearn, A. Venables: Regional Disparities: Internal Geography and External TradeAlberto Baffigi, Stephen N. Broadberry, Claire Giordano, and Francesco Zollino: Data Appendix - Italy's National Accounts (1861-2010)Index