Economic theory and economic history: Graziani’s vision

Journal title STUDI ECONOMICI
Author/s Vincenzo Giura
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2014/112 Language English
Pages 8 P. 72-79 File size 36 KB
DOI 10.3280/STE2014-112005
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After summarising the essay on economic history by Augusto Graziani, Il commercio estero del Regno delle due Sicilie dal 1838 al 1858, the article compares the idea which he had of the relationship between economic theory and economic history with those of other great economists and economic historians. From the comparison there emerge many points in common and, basically, that the economist needs the historian to obtain material on which to work, while - according to John Hicks - it is not the task of the historian "to think in theoretical terms".

Keywords: Trade, historians, economists

Jel codes: N73, N01

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Vincenzo Giura, Economic theory and economic history: Graziani’s vision in "STUDI ECONOMICI " 112/2014, pp 72-79, DOI: 10.3280/STE2014-112005