Glimpses of Henry Schultz in Mussolini's Italy 1934
History of Economic Thought and Policy 4(2)-2015, 93-113
22 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2014 Last revised: 17 Mar 2016
Date Written: March 4, 2015
Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, Henry Schultz, spent a sabbatical year in Europe in 1933/34 working on his forthcoming monograph The Theory and Measurement of Demand (Schultz 1938). During the year he found time to travel in 6-7 countries meeting economists and other scholars. The article describes and comments his seven weeks long visit to Italy in March-April 1934. The glimpses of Henry Schultz in Italy are provided by Schultz’s own brief diary notes during that visit. In Italy he met with practically all the leading econometricians in Italy. In Milan Schultz met Valentino Dominedò and the article discussed whether this meeting provided the lead for Schultz to find Slutsky's 1915 article. Schultz was interested in the stand taken by Italian economists on Mussolini’s Corporate State and also in the situation of Jews under fascism. Schultz followed a tourist trail in Italy visiting also Roman and Etruscan remains and a number of places of Christian worship.
Keywords: Henry Schultz, Italian economists
JEL Classification: B31, D11
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