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A monetary history of Italy

Author: Michele Fratianni; Franco Spinelli
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 book is a breakthrough in Italian macroeconomic history both for the rigour of its approach and for the wealth of data and econometric evidence that it presents.' Economic History Review

 
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