How Faculty Recruitment Shaped Economic Culture: The Case of Italy 1900-1942

Posted: 25 Sep 2014 Last revised: 5 Nov 2014

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Piero Barucci

University of Florence

Simone Misiani

University of Teramo - Department of Political Science

Manuela Mosca

Università del Salento (Lecce) - Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Economia

Date Written: September 9, 2014

Abstract

This article belongs to the area of university policy, viewed as an important example of the relationship between culture and power. As a case study it utilizes the competitive exams for university chairs which took place in Italy for economic disciplines between 1900 and 1942. Interpreting the rules, the criteria and the outcomes of faculty recruitment, the article reconstructs an overall picture of the actors, themes, and orientations, as well as the channels used to spread ideas. In this way it clarifies important aspects of the influence exercised by the political sector over economic culture prior to and during fascism, in particular in the formation of a consensus for government intervention in the Italian economy.

Keywords: Italian history, economics, university policy, fascism

JEL Classification: B1, B2, I28

Suggested Citation

Barucci, Piero and Misiani, Simone and Mosca, Manuela, How Faculty Recruitment Shaped Economic Culture: The Case of Italy 1900-1942 (September 9, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2500645

Piero Barucci

University of Florence ( email )

Piazza di San Marco, 4
Florence, 50121
Italy

Simone Misiani

University of Teramo - Department of Political Science ( email )

Via A. Balzarini 1-64100
University campus Coste Sant'Agostino
Teramo
Italy

Manuela Mosca (Contact Author)

Università del Salento (Lecce) - Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Economia ( email )

Lecce 73100
Italy

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