Serra’s Brief Treatise in a World-System Perspective: The Dutch Miracle and Italian Decline in the Early 17th Century
Chapter 4 in Antonio Serra and the Economics of Good Government, 2016, pp 63-88 from Palgrave Macmillan
Abstract The intense debate on the economic conditions of the Kingdom of Naples in the first three decades of the 17th century marked an important advance in Neapolitan culture: for the first time, economic problems were separated from ethical thinking and approached in an autonomous way.1 In Naples, as in other dominions of the Spanish Empire, a copious literature in the form of arbitrios (advice) appeared, proposing measures to reverse the decline of the economy.
Keywords: Exchange Rate; Monetary Policy; Silk Fabric; United Province; Domestic Price Level (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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