Economists in Parliament in the Liberal Age: 1848-1920

Economists in parliament in the liberal age (1848-1920).

Ed. by Massimo M. Augello and Marco E.L. Guidi.

Ashgate Publishing Co.


315 pages




This collection of eleven essays concerns the worldwide spread of economic science into the sphere of politics. The authors are most interested in the methods by which this social science has become imbedded in politics, particularly through the activity of economists and the development of economic debates in Parliaments. Focusing on the period between 1848 and 1920, the authors ponder the pivotal role of economists in various administrations, (their influence on policymaking and their relationships with other members of parliaments), and explores the effect of the public’s interest in economics. The well-referenced chapters clearly target economists and historians.

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