This book provides insight into the remarkable life and work of the Italian economist Antonio de Viti de Marco (1858-1943). This book presents eleven interviews with American and Italian scholars from various disciplines that provide a profile of this major intellectual as an economic theorist, politician, and individual. He was the founder of the pure theory of Public Finance, played an important role in the foundation of Public Choice, and was also a staunch liberal and radical politician. An English translation of one of his books, made as early as 1936, greatly influenced James M. Buchanan, Nobel prize-winner for economics.
Manuela Mosca is Professor of History of Economic Thought at the University of Salento, Italy. Among her other contributions on De Viti de Marco, see De Viti de Marco, Historian of economic analysis in "The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought", XII, 2005, n.2, pp.241-259.
.Part I - His personal life.- .1. Memories; Emilia Chirilli.- .Part II - The political sphere.- .2. From university to the rejection of the oath; Antonio Cardini.- .Part III - Economic theory and policy.- .3. Forerunner of Law and Economics; Ruggero Paladini.- .4. A scholar of Scienza delle finanze; Domenico Da Empoli.- .5. Free trade and the South of Italy; Ferruccio Marzano.- .6. Economic policy and banks; Pierluigi Ciocca.- .7. His place in economic thought; Riccardo Faucci.- .Part IV - His international reputation.- .8. His fate in the US; Pier Francesco Asso.- .9. His influence in the Anglo Saxon world; Steven G. Medema.- .10. The modernity of his financial thought; Richard E. Wagner.- .11. Scienza delle finanze and Public Choice; James M. Buchanan.-