Le scienze umane in Italia: il caso dell’economia politica

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Human sciences in Italy: the case of political economy

Luigi Lodovico Pasinetti, Alessandro Roncaglia

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Outlining a picture of research in the field of political economy in today's Italy is an extremely arduous, if not impossible, task. Every year over a hundred books are published, the result of research on economic subjects, and the magazines that publish results of economic research also touch the hundred; moreover many works are published - generally in English - with foreign publishing houses or in international journals. In this context the authors describe the concept of economics, the economist, and the development of the economy as a subject of human sciences. They lay down requirements on the need to approve the evaluation process, discuss its advantages and dangers, and assess whether political economy can still be considered a social science and conclude with some considerations on desirability, on the quality of research and teaching, to move towards the homologation of research. The article was first presented as a Report to the Conference "Human sciences in Italy: perspectives for research and higher education" held in Rome on 26-28 October 2006 and organized by the Italian Institute of Human Sciences in Florence and from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Human sciences in Italy: the case of political economy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)461-499
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • il concetto dell'economia
  • l'Italia nei dibattiti di teoria economica
  • l'economia applicata in Italia
  • l'economista
  • l’economia come scienza umana
  • valutazione della ricerca


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