The Liberal Heart of Europe

Essays in Memory of Alberto Giovannini

Editors: Giavazzi, Francesco, Lefebvre D'Ovidio, Francesco, Mingardi, Alberto (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the role liberal (pro-market) ideas played in the early developments of the European Union
  • Showcases Alberto Giovannini's vast legacy in the world of economic studies and ideas
  • Looks at the intellectual and political genesis of the European Union, focusing especially on its relationship to classical liberalism
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Was the European Union ever a liberal dream? How did the common market impact the liberalization in its member states? Has the EU fostered more or less economic freedom in the Old Continent?

This book explores the intellectual and political genesis of the European Union, focusing especially on its relationship to classical liberalism. It explains how the new enthusiasm for liberalization associated with Reagan and Thatcher helped revive the European project in the 1980s, while providing some insights on the current challenges Europe is facing as a result of the financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic.

The contributors highlight the role of liberal, pro-market ideas played in shaping the EU, the single market and the euro, and how these should be coming into play again if the European project is to be reanimated.

This volume originates from a conference the Italian think tank Istituto Bruno Leoni hosted in 2019 and is dedicated to Alberto Giovannini (1955-2019). Giovannini was an influential macroeconomist and financial economist. His vast legacy of studies and ideas prompted this book in his honor, on the occasion of his untimely passing away.



About the authors

Francesco Giavazzi is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, where he is Vice Chair of the University Advisory Council and was Deputy Rector (2000-2002). He was Visiting professor at MIT (2003-2013).

Francesco Lefebvre D'Ovidio is Professor of History of International Relations at Università “La Sapienza” in Rome, Italy, and Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the Publication of Documents on the Italian International Policies at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation. He published a number of studies on international affairs, such as L'Italia e il sistema internazionale 1922-1929 (Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura), and edited several collections of Italian diplomatic documents, among which two volumes on La questione dell'Alto Adige/Südtirol 1964-1969 (Poligrafico dello Stato).

Alberto Mingardi is Associate Professor of History of Political Thought at IULM University of Milan, Italy. He is also Director General of Istituto Bruno Leoni, Italy’s free-market think tank (www.brunoleoni.it) which he helped establish in 2004. He is an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, Washington DC, USA. He holds a PhD in Political Science from University of Pavia, Italy.


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Liberal Heart of Europe
Book Subtitle
Essays in Memory of Alberto Giovannini
Editors
  • Francesco Giavazzi
  • Francesco Lefebvre D'Ovidio
  • Alberto Mingardi
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60368-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60368-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60367-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 177
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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