ABSTRACT

Pareto's Manual of Political Economy, first published in 1905, introduced the analytical approach which has characterised a significant part of twentieth century economic theory. In particular, the Manual examined the ordinal representation of the individual choice, the issue of the general economic equilibrium and the Pareto optimality criterion for evaluating economic efficiency. The Manual also contained analyses of production, non-linear prices, non-competitive markets and the competition process, which have not yet been fully developed in modern mainstream economics.

Based on Pareto’s groundbreaking ‘Manuale di Economia Politica’, this edited collection brings together a selection of essays from some of the most authoritative scholars of Pareto, who discuss the relevance of Pareto’s economics in the context of the present theoretical debate.

chapter |4 pages

Introduction

ByLUIGINO BRUNI, ALDO MONTESANO

chapter 1|25 pages

Pareto’s methodological project

ByLUIGINO BRUNI

chapter 2|23 pages

Pareto and contemporary economic theory

ByJOHN S. CHIPMAN

chapter 6|20 pages

Pareto’s influence on modern economics

ByROBERTO MARCHIONATTI

chapter 9|17 pages

Pareto on Ricardo and Bastable’s comparative costs

ByALBERTO ZANNI

chapter 10|26 pages

The Paretian theory of ophelimity in closed and open cycles

ByALDO MONTESANO

chapter 11|25 pages

Order of consumption and measurability of utility

ByPAOLO SCAPPARONE