The Fiscal Sociology of Gino Borgatta: Pareto, Extra-Economic Redistribution and Economic Growth

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Michael McLure

University of Western Australia

Date Written: July 2006

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to establish the extent to which Borgatta's early fiscal sociology is consistent with, and different from, Vilfredo Pareto's critical views on fiscal theory. Particular emphasis is given to the treatment of the relationship between 'extra-economic' redistribution, achieved through fiscal measures, and economic growth. Since evidence of Pareto's influence is much weaker in Borgatta's more mature studies, the 'definitive' Paretian fiscal sociology that emerged in his early 'Lo Studio Scientifico dei Fenomeni Finanziari' is investigated for possible indications of why Borgatta did not subsequently develop fiscal studies further along Paretian lines.

Keywords: Borgatta, Fiscal, Growth, Pareto, Redistribution, Sociology

Suggested Citation

McLure, Michael, The Fiscal Sociology of Gino Borgatta: Pareto, Extra-Economic Redistribution and Economic Growth (July 2006). Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 521-539, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1095573 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cje/bei094

Michael McLure (Contact Author)

University of Western Australia ( email )

Nedlands, Western Australia 6907
Australia

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