Paolo Sylos Labini, 1920-2005

Alessandro Roncaglia

Abstract


The paper outlines the intellectual biography of Paolo Sylos Labini, a great economist with strong civic ideals. After recalling his education (in Rome, then at Harvard with Schumpeter and at Cambridge with Robertson), the paper illustrates his contributions in a variety of fields, ranging from economic policy and applied analysis (including the first econometric model of the Italian economy) to the history of economic thought and the analysis of technical progress, from social classes (with a stress on the role of the middle classes) to underdevelopment, and especially to oligopoly theory, conceived as a general theory of market forms, based on the notion of barriers to entry in an industry. Sylos Labini's political involvement and his strong civic values are also briefly illustrated.

  

JEL Codes: B32


Keywords


Economic Thought, History of Economic Thought

Full Text:

PDF

References


BAIN J. (1956), Barriers to New Competition, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.

BARATTA P., L. IZZO, A. PEDONE, A. RONCAGLIA and P. SYLOS LABINI (1978), Prospettive dell’economia italiana, Laterza, Roma-Bari.

BARCA L. (2006), “Ha insegnato economia, libertà e giustizia”, Il Ponte, vol. 62, n. 1, pp. 27-29.

BIASCO S., A. RONCAGLIA and M. SALVATI, a cura di (1990), Istituzioni e mercato nello sviluppo economico, Laterza, Roma-Bari; English trans., Market and Institutions in Economic Development, Macmillan, London, 1993.

DAMIANI M., C. DEL MONTE and L. DITTA (1987), “Un modello macroeconomico biregionale (Nord-Sud) per l’economia italiana: risultati preliminari”, in Banca d’Italia, Ricerche quantitative e basi statistiche per la politica economica, pp. 49-104.

DEL MONTE C. (1973), “Un modello econometrico per l’economia italiana utilizzato a fini previsivi”, Rassegna economica, vol. 27, n. 1, pp. 69-140.

EINAUDI L. (1956), Lo scrittoio del presidente, Einaudi, Torino.

FRANKEL P.H. (1946), Essentials of Petroleum, Chapman & Hall, London; 2nd edition Frank Cass, London, 1969.

FUÀ G. and P. SYLOS LABINI (1963), Idee per la programmazione, Laterza, Bari.

GUARINO G. and P. SYLOS LABINI (1956), L’industria petrolifera, Giuffrè, Milano.

MODIGLIANI F. (1944), “Liquidity preference and the theory of interest and money”, Econometrica, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 45-88.

MODIGLIANI F. (1958), “New developments on the oligopoly front”, Journal of Political Economy, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 215-32.

MODIGLIANI F. (1963), “The monetary mechanism and its interaction with real phenomena”, Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 45, Supplement, pp. 79-107.

MODIGLIANI F. et al. (1998), “An economists’ Manifesto on unemployment in the European Union”, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, vol. 51, no. 206, pp. 327-61.

RONCAGLIA A. (1987), Schumpeter, Banca Popolare dell’Etruria/Studi e Ricerche, Arezzo.

RONCAGLIA A. (2006), “I mercati internazionali degli idrocarburi”, Global Competition, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 17-24.

ROSSI E. (1946), Abolire la miseria, La fiaccola, Milano; repr. ed. by P. Sylos Labini, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 1977.

SCHUMPETER J. (1939), Business Cycles. A Theoretical, Historical and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process, 2 vols, McGraw Hill, New York.

SRAFFA P. (1926), “The laws of returns under competitive conditions”, Economic Journal, vol. 36, no. 144, pp. 535-50.

SRAFFA P. (1960), Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

STEINDL J. (1952), Maturity and Stagnation in American Capitalism, Basil Blackwell, Oxford; 2nd edition, Monthly Review Press, New York, 1976.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1948), “Saggio dell’interesse e reddito sociale”, Atti dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, serie VII, Rendiconti: Classe di scienze morali, storiche e filosofiche, vol. 3, fasc. II.2; repr. in Rivista italiana degli economisti, vol. 9 n. 1, 2004, pp. 153-83.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1949), “The Keynesians (a letter from America to a friend)”, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. 238-42.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1954), “Il problema dello sviluppo economico in Marx e Schumpeter”, in G.U. Papi, a cura di, Teoria dello sviluppo economico, Giuffrè, Milano; repr. in Sylos Labini 1970, pp. 19-73; English trans. in Sylos Labini 1984, pp. 37-78.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1956), Oligopolio e progresso tecnico, Giuffrè, Milano; repr. 1957; new edns, Einaudi 1964 and 1967; English trans., Oligopoly and Technical Progress, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1962; II edition 1969.

SYLOS LABINI P., a cura di (1966), Problemi dell’economia siciliana, Feltrinelli, Milano.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1967), “Prices, distribution and investment in Italy 1951-1966: an interpretation”, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, vol. 20, no. 83, pp. 316-75.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1969), Dispense di economia 1968-69, Edizioni dell’Ateneo, Roma.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1970), Problemi dello sviluppo economico, Laterza, Bari.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1972), Sindacati, inflazione e produttività, Laterza, Bari; English trans. Trade Unions, Inflation and Productivity, Lexington Books, Lexington, 1974.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1974), Saggio sulle classi sociali, Laterza, Roma-Bari.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1976), “Competition: the product markets”, in T. Wilson and A.S. Skinner eds, The Market and the State, Clarendon Press, Oxford, pp. 200-32.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1979), “Prices and income distribution in manufacturing industry”, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 3-25.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1983), Il sottosviluppo e l’economia contemporanea, Laterza, Roma-Bari.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1984), Le forze dello sviluppo e del declino, Laterza, Roma-Bari; English trans., The Forces of Economic Growth and Decline, MIT Press, 1984.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1985), “La spirale e l’arco”, Economia politica, vol. 2, n. 1, pp. 3-11.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1986), Le classi sociali negli anni ’80, Laterza, Roma-Bari.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1987), “The theory of unemployment, too, is historically conditioned”, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, vol. 40, no. 163, pp. 379-435.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1989), Nuove tecnologie e disoccupazione, Laterza, Roma-Bari.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1992), Elementi di dinamica economica, Laterza, Roma-Bari.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1993), Progresso tecnico e sviluppo ciclico, Laterza, Roma-Bari; English trans. Economic Growth and Business Cycles, Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 1993.

SYLOS LABINI P., a cura di (1994), Carlo Marx: è tempo di un bilancio, Laterza, Roma-Bari.

SYLOS LABINI P. (1995), “Why the interpretation of the Cobb-Douglas production function must be radically changed”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 485-504.

SYLOS LABINI P. (2000), Sottosviluppo. Una strategia di riforme, Laterza, Roma-Bari; English trans., Underdevelopment. A Strategy for Reform, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001.

SYLOS LABINI P. (2003), Scritti sul Mezzogiorno (1954-2001), Piero Lacaita Editore, Manduria-Bari-Roma.

SYLOS LABINI P. (2003), Berlusconi e gli anticorpi. Diario di un cittadino indignato, Laterza, Roma-Bari.

SYLOS LABINI P. (2005), Torniamo ai classici, Laterza, Roma-Bari.

SYLOS LABINI P. (2006), Ahi serva Italia, Laterza, Roma-Bari.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2016 Alessandro Roncaglia

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

 

 

Sponsored by   


ISSN 2037-3643


Reg. Tribunale di Roma n.377/2009 del 19/11/2009