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A monetary history of Italy

Author: Michele Fratianni; Franco Spinelli
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
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This volume deals with the monetary history of Italy from its independence in 1861 to 1991. It provides the first complete analysis of a country which has experienced diverse and often dramatic monetary conditions. Unlike the tradition of economic history in Italy where history is 'told' without reference to a specific interpretive framework and emphasises 'real' aspects in preference to nominal and monetary
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Fratianni; Franco Spinelli
ISBN: 0521443156 9780521443159
OCLC Number: 59659358
Notes: Revised edition of: Storia monetaria d'Italia / Franco Spinelli e Michele Fratianni. 1991.
Description: xvii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Structure, main themes and data of the monetary history --
2. Money growth and its determinants --
3. From political unification to 1913: creation of a new currency, multiplicity of banks of issue, banking legislations, monetary systems --
4. First World War: inflation and stabilisation --
5. 1920s and 1930s: foreign exchange policy and industrial and financial restructuring --
6. Second World War and the 1947 stabilisation --
7. Fifties and sixties --
8. Seventies --
9. Italy in the eighties: towards central bank independence --
10. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Michele Fratianni and Franco Spinelli.
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This volume deals with the monetary history of Italy from its independence in 1861 to 1991. It provides the first complete analysis of a country which has experienced diverse and often dramatic monetary conditions. Unlike the tradition of economic history in Italy where history is 'told' without reference to a specific interpretive framework and emphasises 'real' aspects in preference to nominal and monetary aspects, the authors adopt the opposite extreme of interpreting Italian monetary history through the looking glass of an economic model. Their interpretation is not entirely monetarist in flavour, but at the same time it is not wedded to a single model.

A key theme is that public finance is at the root of the (relatively) high Italian inflation rates of recent history. Professors Fratianni and Spinelli argue that the relationship between the government budget deficit and monetary policy has been dependent on government to assert an autonomous policy; more often than not they have accommodated the objective of government of financing large budget deficits at low rates of interest by excessive monetary base creation. A relentless growth of government spending, rather than sluggish tax revenues, has therefore been responsible for the budget deficits.

The book contains long time series of money aggregates that will prove useful to economic historians in general and monetary economists in particular. It combines economic theory, statistical data, analysis and history in an accessible way which covers the entire period. It contributes in a novel way not only to the monetary debate but also to fiscal and institutional questions.

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