Emil Sax and Italy - Three Questions of Priority

21 Pages Posted: 25 May 2006

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Manuela Mosca

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

Date Written: May 2006

Abstract

The paper deals with the historical reconstruction of the relation between the Austrian economist Emil Sax and some Italian economists. It is focused on three questions of priority. The first concerns priority in the introduction of marginal analysis in public finance, seeing the works of Maffeo Pantaleoni (1883) and Sax (1884) as of primary significance. The second is about priority in the reception accorded to the 1887 Sax's work in Italy by Giuseppe Ricca-Salerno (1887), and by Augusto Graziani (1887). The third relates to priority in the development of a pure theory of public finance, and concerns the works of Sax (1887) and Antonio De Viti de Marco (1888).

Keywords: Emil Sax, Italian marginalism

JEL Classification: B13

Suggested Citation

Mosca, Manuela, Emil Sax and Italy - Three Questions of Priority (May 2006). University of Lecce Economics Working Paper No. 85/42. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=904302 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.904302

Manuela Mosca (Contact Author)

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

Lecce 73100
Italy

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