Albert Hirschman


  • Amartya Sen


Parole chiave:

Albert Hirschman, market economy, individual behaviour


The article is part of the special issue of the journal, including the proceedings of the conference "Albert Hirschman scienziato sociale" held in Rome at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.

The author comments upon his personal relations (both family ties and professional relations) with Hirschman, and discusses the latter's economic and social thought in opposition to the economic mainstream.

JEL codes: 
B32, B26, N14


Riferimenti bibliografici

HIRSCHMAN A.O. (1971), A Bias for Hope: Essays on Development and Latin America, Yale University Press, New Haven (CT).

HIRSCHMAN A.O. (1977), The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before its Triumph, Princeton University Press, Princeton; trad. it. (1979), Le passioni e gli interessi. Argomenti politici in favore del capitalismo prima del suo trionfo, Feltrinelli, Milano.

HIRSCHMAN A.O. (1986), "A Dissenter’s Confession", in (id.), Rival Views of Market Society and Other Recent Essays, Viking/Penguin, New York, pp. 6-7.

HIRSCHMAN A.O. (1987) "The Political Economy of Latin American Development: Seven Exercises in Retrospection", Latin American Research Review, vol. 22 n. 3, p. 31.

HIRSCHMAN A.O. (1996), "Two Hundred Years of Reactionary Rhetoric: The Futility Thesis", in Barker P. (a cura di), Living as Equals, Oxford University Press, Oxford.