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Economia politica, protagonisti ed idee

Schilirò, Daniele (2008): Economia politica, protagonisti ed idee.

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This contribution is an analysis of political economy, its protagonists and the main ideas that have marked its history. The analysis of the history of political economy with regard in particular to the dimension of production, the organization of work, innovation and technological change, as well as the exchange and distribution of wealth, allows us to identify the main ideas that have characterized political economy from its beginnings. Adam Smith, David Ricard, John Maynard Keynes, Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Robert Solow, Paul Romer are the protagonists with their theories and ideas the subject of this paper. the paper also wants to highlight how the theme of innovation and technological change allows to trace the economic development path of countries through various phases. From an economy based mainly on agriculture, to an industrial society and then to a post-industrial society. In the post-industrial phase, the weight of services increases and knowledge takes on a role of primary factor.

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