By Mauro Baranzini, Amalia Mirante
This research examines 5 many years of Italian economists who studied or researched on the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge among the years 1950 and 2000. delivering a close record of Italian economists linked to Hicks, Harrod, Bacharach, Flemming, Mirrlees, Sen and different unique dons, the authors research 11 learn strains, together with the Sraffa and the neo-Ricardian university, the post-Keynesian university and the Stone’s and Goodwin’s faculties. Baranzini and Mirante hint the effect of the colleges by way of 1) their basic function within the evolution of financial idea; 2) their advertising of 4 key controversies (on the dimension of technical development, on capital conception, on source of revenue distribution and at the inter-generational transmission of wealth); three) the counter-flow of Oxbridge students to academia in Italy, and four) the invigoration of a 3rd new release of Italian economists studying or educating at Oxbridge today.
A must-read for all these drawn to the way in which Italian and British learn has formed the research and instructing of economics.
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Additional resources for A Compendium of Italian Economists at Oxbridge: Contributions to the Evolution of Economic Thinking
The institution at which the seminars took place was no casual choice. Since 1969, The Queen’s College had sponsored the Florey European Studentship Scheme, originally planned by Lord Howard Florey, provost of the college and Nobel laureate for the therapeutic discovery of penicillin. Lord Florey’s aim was twofold: to invigorate the College and Oxford by bringing to them the best research graduates from continental European universities, and to strengthen the ties of international cooperation in most fields of academic research.
Temporary equilibrium’ is a term coined by Hicks (1939), but it could be extended to cover a number of models that are not as complete and formal as his Walrasian type of model but which nevertheless are situated in the short run. We here include most attempts to give a formal expression in terms of a closed model to Keynes’s theory. […] Since Hicks first introduced it, the temporary equilibrium approach has proved to be enormously fruitful. Theory’ was held. Roberto Scazzieri (Padua and Bologna), Ferdinando Meacci (Padua), Pierluigi Porta (State University of Milan), Heinrich Bortis (Fribourg) and the first author of this essay (Verona and, subsequently, Lugano, Switzerland) organized these workshops, which were held alternately in Switzerland and Italy.
They seem to us to represent the scope and method of the wider research programme carried forward in Oxford, or immediately afterwards, by the group of economists mentioned above. We may recall that numerous papers written by ‘Oxford educated’ Italian economists were published in the Oxford Economic Papers, which represents a distinctive feature.