Alberto Mingardi
4 July 2013

Although he was used to dining with friends every Sunday, on one occasion Adam Smith ‘retired to bed before supper; and, as he went away, took leave of his friends by saying “I believe we...
Alberto Mingardi
13 March 2013
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  Economic historian William Letwin passed away, aged 90, a few days ago. Professor Letwin belonged to a prominent family: his wife, Shirley Robin Letwin, was a philosopher and social critic...
Alberto Mingardi
20 December 2012

  A review of Why Capitalism? by Allan H. Meltzer ‘No economic system focused on property confiscation and redistribution has ever sustained both growth and personal freedom’ (...
Alberto Mingardi and Carlo Stagnaro
5 April 2012

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important economic indicator. The more a country is perceived by foreigners as attractive, the more it is likely to be engaged in fostering entrepreneurship...
Alberto Mingardi
19 December 2011
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Unfortunately prime minister Mario Monti appears not to have read the insightful comment by Philip Booth, who suggested that ‘a radical programme of economic reform in Italy and elsewhere...
Alberto Mingardi
4 November 2011

The European debt crisis is bringing Italy into uncharted waters. With an over-400 basis point spread between Italian bonds and German bunds, a 1,900 billion euro public debt, and zero growth...
Alberto Mingardi
20 June 2011

Late last year Philip Booth and I proposed a solution to the euro crisis in an article for the Wall Street Journal. This would not resolve all the problems - indeed one of the purposes of the...
Alberto Mingardi
11 April 2011

Before Intel was fined €1.06 billion in 2009, Microsoft had long held the dubious honour of being the corporation subject to the highest antitrust fine by the European Commission. In March...

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