The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification

Gianni Toniolo (Editor)

Toniolo has edited the first comprehensive quantitative "new economic history" of Italy. The handbook offers an interpretation of the main successes and failures of the Italian economy at a macro level, the research―conducted by a large international team of scholars―contains entirely new quantitative results and interpretations, spanning the entire 150-year period since the unification of Italy, on a large number of issues.

By providing a comprehensive view of the successes and failures of Italian firms, workers, and policy makers in responding to the challenges of the international business cycle, the book crucially shapes relevant questions on the reasons for the current unsatisfactory response of the Italian economy to the ongoing "second globalization."