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Economic Thought and History An unresolved relationship

Edited By Monika Poettinger, Gianfranco Tusset Copyright 2016
    206 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    220 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Economic Thought and History looks at the relationship between facts and thought in historical economic research, viewing it in the context of periods of economic crisis and providing detailed analyses of methods used in determining the bond between economic history and economic theory.

    This interdisciplinary collection brings together international researchers in the history of economic thought and economic history in order to confront varying approaches to the study of economic facts and ideas, rethinking boundaries, methodologies and the object of their disciplines. The chapters explore the relationship between economic thought and economic theory from a variety of perspectives, exploring the relationship between history and economics, and the boundaries defining the history of economic thought, in terms of both single authors and schools of thought.  The book offers particular insights on the Italian tradition of thought.

    The uniquely interdisciplinary and analytical approach presented here bridges the methodological gap between these disciplines, unearthing a fertile common ground of research. This book is intended for Postgraduate students conducting further research into the field, or for professors and academics of economic history and history of economic thought.

    1. Introduction Monika Poettinger and Gianfranco Tusset  2. History of economic thought and economic history: Who will bring the past to life? Bertram Schefold  3. Economic facts, theoretical believes and the ‘double movement’ Claus Thomasberger  4. Economic knowledge and value judgements Michele Cangiani  5. History and economics: Otto Neurath Monika Poettinger  6. The Freiburg scholars and interwar Germany Anita Pelle  7. When a generally accepted theory fails to meet the facts: the case of RBC theory Jorge Turmo Arnal, Angel Rodriguez and Oscar Vara Crespo  8. The Role of Economic and Psychological Factors in Social Evolution Arturo Hermann  9. Economics and history in Italy in the XX century Piero Roggi  10. Labour as culture: The Lombardo-Venetian School Gianfranco Tusset  11. Sergio Paronetto: An economist in deed, from Alberto Beneduce to Alcide de Gasperi, 1934-1945 Stefano Baietti and Giovanni Farese


    Monika Poettinger is a Contract Professor of Economic History and Thought at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.

    Gianfranco Tusset is an Associate Professor of Economics, University of Padova, Padua, Italy.