The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification

ISBN : 9780199936694

Gianni Toniolo
816 ページ
179 x 250 mm
Oxford Handbooks in Economics

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 the unification 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 the current 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.


Map: Italy, 1861
Map: Italy, present day
Part I
1. Italy and the World Economy, 1861-2011 : G. Toniolo
2. The First Globalization and its Backlash: H. James, K. O'Rourke
3. The Golden Age and the Second Globalization: N. Crafts, M. Magnani
4. Italy, Germany and Japan, 1945-2010: A. Boltho
5. The Italian Economy Seen from Abroad: M. de Cecco
Part II
6. National Accounts: A. Baffigi
7. Productivity: S. Broadberry, C. Giordano, F.Zollino
8. Standards of Living: A. Brandolini, G. Vecchi
9. Human Capital: G. Bertola, P. Sestito
10. Migrations: M. Gomellini, C. O' Grada
11. Social Capital: L. Guiso, P. Pinotti
Part III
12. Comparative Advantages: G. Federico, N. Wolf
13. Real exchange rates, trade, and growth: V. Di Nino, B. Eichengreen, M. Sbracia
14. Innovation and Foreign Technology: F. Barbiellini Amidei, J. Cantwell, A. Spadavecchia
15. The Internationalization of the Firm: G. Berta, F. Onida, M. Perugini
Part IV
16. Techonology, Firm Size & Entrepreneurship: F. Amatori, M. Bugamelli, A. Colli
17. Resource allocation by the Banking System: S. Battilossi, A. Gigliobianco, G. Marinelli
18. Public Debt and Economic Growth: Italy's First 150 Years: F. Balassone, M. Francese, A. Pace
19. The Administrative System: M. Bianco, G. Napolitano
Part V
20. Regional Convergence: G. Iuzzolino, G. Pellegrini, G. Viesti
21. Regional Disparities: Internal Geography and External Trade: B. A'Hearn, A. Venables
Data Appendix - Italy's National Accounts (1861-2010): Alberto Baffigi, Stephen N. Broadberry, Claire Giordano, and Francesco Zollino


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 (Oxford University Press, 2008)