Friedrich List in the National Histories of the Italian and Spanish Economic Thought

Authors

  • Stefano Spalleti Università degli Studi di Macerata

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v0i22.19444

Keywords:

Friedrich List, Economic Thought, Italy, Spain

Abstract

The article investigates the influence of the economic ideas of Friedrich List in Italian and Spanish economic thought, focusing on the works of the economists of the second half of the 19th century, within the «national history» approach of economic thought. The argument emphasises the distinctiveness of the processes of cross-national diffusion of economic ideas across nations.
Knowledge about List in Italy and Spain was only a superficial one and was delayed in time. Such a limited influence of his ideas is due to: 1) the use of his doctrine that was not exclusive but associated with the German Historical School and «germanismo economico» (Italy); 2) the practical direction of the Spanish protectionists in the cultural process of policy-making and its deficiencies (Spain)

Published

2017-07-17

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