AIEL Series in Labour Economics

Social Pacts, Employment and Growth

A Reappraisal of Ezio Tarantelli's Thought

Editors: Acocella, Nicola, Leoni, Riccardo (Eds.)

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Social pacts have long been a centerpiece of European politics. They are characterized by negotiations among government, employers, workers, and other interest groups over wages and other economic issues. With the growth of globalization and pervasiveness of knowledge, some economists have called for a reduced role of social pacts and centralized wage bargaining, to be replaced by increased flexibility in labor agreements; others argue in favor of social pacts with contents and orientation different from those that have characterized the last three decades. In this book leading European economists examine the current status of social pacts and their future. Particular focus is placed on the ideas of Ezio Tarantelli, a young Italian economist killed by Red Brigades in 1985. He thought that trade unions could play a positive role by agreeing to set wages on the basis of a target rate of inflation. Therefore, they would contribute to economic and social stability through influencing future price expectations, protecting real wages. But, if inflation did erode real wages, the government could compensate the union(s) through increased social expenditure. As the European Union expands and social change accelerates, this insightful book will be of interest to all concerned with social and economic developments across Europe.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Acocella, Nicola (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • ‘Doing good’. Ezio Tarantelli’s Approach to Political Economy

    Ciocca, Pierluigi

    Pages 15-22

  • The 1960s and Ezio’s Awakening to the Social Problems of Italy

    Sarcinelli, Mario

    Pages 23-28

  • Employment Growth in Italy in the 1990s: Institutional Arrangements and Market Forces

    Brandolini, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 31-68

  • The July Protocol and Economic Growth: The Chance Missed

    Tronti, Leonello

    Pages 69-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Pacts, Employment and Growth
Book Subtitle
A Reappraisal of Ezio Tarantelli's Thought
Editors
  • Nicola Acocella
  • Riccardo Leoni
Series Title
AIEL Series in Labour Economics
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-1923-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-1923-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-1915-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2532-9
Series ISSN
1863-916X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 291
Topics