The new welfare: Unemployment and Social Security in Europe

Palgrave & Macmillan The New Welfare brings together a group of leading scholars to examine issues relating to unemployment and social security in Europe, focusing on how to promote employment and how to reform social security. The crucial issue of the financing of public pension systems is also addressed, including an examination of the politically […]

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How to reduce unemployment in Europe

Palgrave & Macmillan Including contributions from some of the world’s most respected economists, How to Reduce Unemployment in Europe examines the performance of the European labour market compared to the US market and to the countries in Europe that might represent a best and worst practice, and offers ‘An Economists’ Manifesto for Employment’. Clicca qui […]

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Studies in labour markets and industrial relations

Palgrave & Macmillan In the last twenty years, Italy has undergone significant changes in the functioning of the labour market and industrial relations. This makes it an excellent case study for evaluating labour market practices and possibilities for reform. Studies in Labour Markets and Industrial Relations brings together leading Italian and European scholars to trace […]

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Antitrust, regulation and competition

Palgrave & Macmillan L. Lambertini Antitrust, Regulation and Competition brings together a group of well-known European and American academics to examine antitrust policies and competitive behaviour on a wide variety of topical cases and critical markets. Taking both a theoretical and applied perspective, the contributors examine issues such as entry and market concentration, auctions, technological […]

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Roots of the Italian school of economics and finance: from Ferrara (1857) to Einaudi(1944) – Vol III

Palgrave & Macmillan P. Ciocca In the period straddling the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the most significant bases of the fundamental framework of modern economic theory were extended and studied in depth. A significant number of Italian economists and thinkers furnished contributions of great originality to these foundations, so much so that talk of an […]

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Roots of the Italian school of economics and finance: from Ferrara (1857) to Einaudi(1944) – Vol II

Palgrave & Macmillan P. Ciocca In the period straddling the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the most significant bases of the fundamental framework of modern economic theory were extended and studied in depth. A significant number of Italian economists and thinkers furnished contributions of great originality to these foundations, so much so that talk of an […]

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Roots of the italian school of economics and finance – from Ferrara (1857) to Einaudi (1944) – Vol I

Palgrave & Macmillan P. Ciocca In the period straddling the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the most significant bases of the fundamental framework of modern economic theory were extended and studied in depth. A significant number of Italian economists and thinkers furnished contributions of great originality to these foundations, so much so that talk of an […]

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Financial Markets

Imperfect Information and Risk Management Palgrave & Macmillan M. Bagella e L. Paganetto This volume analyzes in great detail the problem of information and risk management. Both topics are a central issue in current financial and monetary economic literature. Several recent theoretical and empirical contributions consider asymmetric information between investors and financiers as a major […]

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Institutions and economic organization in the advanced economies

Palgrave & Macmillan L. Paganetto e E. S. Phelps New Institutional Economics open a new methodological perspective in political economy by posing the question of why economic institutions are created. This state-of-the-art collection examines this question of Arrow’s looking at how these man-made constraints condition political, economic and social integration both informally and formally. New […]

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Equity, efficiency and growth: the future of the welfare state

Palgrave & Macmillan L.Paganetto e E. S. Phelps In the post-war period, spending on social security, health and education has grown continuously in the leading industrialized countries. The considerable size of this spending as a percentage of GDP together with the ageing population raise doubts on the sustainability of welfare spending. These doubts have been […]

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The international system between new integration and neo-protectionism

Palgrave & Macmillan C. Imbriani e D. Salvatore The world economy is at a cross road: it can either widen and deepen international integration, within and between different areas, or be tempted by neo-protectionism. Which road should the international economy take? Which way will it take? The need to reform the present international monetary system […]

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Maffeo Pantaleoni: at the origin of the italian school of economics and finance

Palgrave & Macmillan This collection of papers proposes to trace the professional and personal fortunes of Maffeo Pantaleoni (1857-1924), an eminent and controversial Italian economist from the liberalist culture which in the early twentieth century perceived the shortcomings and dangers of the nascent monopolist concentrations. He was one of the founders of what we can […]

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The privatization of public utilities: the case of Italy

Palgrave & Macmillan Alfredo Macchiati and Diego Piacentino he privatization of public utilities raises several complex issues. The privatization decision involves not only the transfer of ownership from the public to the private sector, and thus the design of appropriate selling procedures (with regard to valuation of assets, flotation of shares, etc), but also, and […]

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Fiscal problems in the single-market Europe

Palgrave & Macmillan P. Roberti The single market has been operating in Europe since 1 January 1993 but the twelve national fiscal systems remain independent. How will this be resolved? Harmonization and coordination or fiscal competition with distortions in the allocation of resources, in factor use, in localization of activities?  Clicca qui per acquistare il […]

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International differences in growth rates

Palgrave & Macmillan L. Paganetto e E.S. Phelps Why have some countries grown much faster than others in the post-war period and over a longer timespan? And what can a country do to improve its growth and performance? The contributors to this volume provide answers to these questions, focussing in particular on two areas: the […]

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The italian economy: heaven or hell ?

Palgrave & Macmillan Five essays by noted Italian economists analyze the promising political stability and financial and industrial restructuring in Italy during the 1980s, and the nightmare of government deficit and debt of the early 1990s that now threaten Italian progress toward the Maastrict parameters necessary to meet the deadline for European unification. They agree […]

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International problems of economic interdependence

Palgrave & Macmillan M. Di Matteo e R. Mundell This collection of essays is concerned with three major and debated topics in international economics, namely interdependence between countries, real and financial integration, and the conflicting relations between industrialized (North) and developing countries (South). The first section deals with the international policy coordination problem and the […]

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Debt, deficit and economic performance

Palgrave & Macmillan Robert Mundell and John Mc Callum  Clicca qui per acquistare il libro Questo post è disponibile anche in: Inglese

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Privatization processes in eastern Europe

Palgrave & Macmillan L.Paganetto e Edmund S. Phelps Privatising firms and liberalizing their market environment generates in Eastern Europe a variety of problems, many of which are not common to the analogous attempts in industries countries. A first difference between the two experiences resides in establishing the value of the firm or of the assets […]

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The 1990s slump: causes and cures

Palgrave & Macmillan Luigi Paganetto and Edmund S. Phelps At the beginning of the 1990’s unemployment grew in all industrialized countries: the essays in this collection focus on the causes and cures of this worrying phenomenon. The volume starts by analysing the disparities in the different national experiences and then focusing on European unemployment. This […]

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Building the new Europe – Vol II

Palgrave & Macmillan R. Mundell Building the ‘New Europe’ is at the core of the new international economic and political initiatives leading the world through the nineties and toward the twenty-first century. This challenge rests on dual processes: on the one hand, the European Community-wide single market and monetary integration; and, on the other, the […]

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World saving, prosperity and growth

Palgrave & Macmillan Luigi Paganetto and Edmund S. Phelps  Clicca qui per acquistare il libro Questo post è disponibile anche in: Inglese

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Is the economic cycle still alive?

Palgrave & Macmillan P. Annunziato We are now living in a period of disillusion in the ability of economic policy to stabilise the economy. This is proven by the onset of severe world recession in the early 1980s and the inability to invert the negative phase of the business cycle under way in the industrialized […]

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The italian economy: what next?

Palgrave & Macmillan Franco Modigliani Since the early 1970s the Italian economy has been moving towards an irreversible real and financial crisis. Paradoxically, the conditions engendered by the currency crisis and recession may also provide the basis for a new economic policy strategy, which could lead to built a mere ‘economic miracle!’ Clicca qui per […]

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Building the new Europe – Vol I

Palgrave & Macmillan R. Mundell Single market and monetary integration of EEC countries, Germany’s reunification and Central and East Europe’s move towards the marketplace are redesigning the european political and economic spheres and creating great opportunities and challenges for Europe and the rest of the world. Europe in the nineties will take a new international […]

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International economic interdependence, patterns of trade balances and economic policy coordination

Palgrave & Macmillan L. Paganetto e E. S. Phelps The subject of this book is the kind of economic interaction and interdependence that has arisen among nations in the contemporary world economy, the nature and significance of the pattern of trade balances that have resulted from them, and the question of what, if anything, should […]

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Oligopoly and dynamic competition

Palgrave & Macmillan The book has three main objectives. Firstly, to provide an up-dated analysis of the most important theoretical developments, secondly, to present significant empirical verifications and thirdly, to assess the micro-macro debate and the relations which link the market structure to the function of the economic system. Clicca qui per acquistare il libro […]

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Global disequilibrium in the world economy

Palgrave & Macmillan Robert Mundell and John Mc Callum The US twin deficit, Western European economic integration, Eastern Europe’s transition towards a market economy, the debt burden of the Less Developed Countries, the growing and deepening discrimination against the rest of the world by new homogeneous areas such as the North America free trade area, […]

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Industrial policy in Italy 1945 – 90

Palgrave & Macmillan During the last few decades, economic development in Italy has been tumultuous and, in many ways, contradictory. It was during these years that Italy became a strong and modern industrial force and ranked among the six most developed countries in the world. This book analyzes Italian industrial development and industrial economic policy, […]

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Keynes and the economic policies of the 1980s

Palgrave & Macmillan Contributes to the debate between monetarist, Keynesian and supply-side views of economic theory, and analyzes and compares the empirical experiences of the economic policies of the six major industrialized countries of the 1980s.  Clicca qui per acquistare il libro Questo post è disponibile anche in: Inglese

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