This work focuses on the Research Department established by the Italian Confederazione Generale dell’Industria (CSC), under the leadership of Guido Carli, between 1976 and 1980. This topic has been considered worthy of investigation because it represents an attempt to place Italy within a long-run stable macroeconomic path through supply-side policies and to foster a structural turning point able to overcome stagflation. Our specific goal is to stress the features of CSC as a modern think tank that worked through theoretical analysis supported by econometric research by both Italian and internationall economists.
Keywords: Supply-side economics, Guido Carli, think tank, crowding-out, Tobin synthesis, oil shock.
Jel Code: B22, B31, E65, N14.