Distribution and Growth, Technology and Development. Reflections on Nino Andreatta’s Theoretical Analysis
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The reflections in this article stem from Andreatta’s 1958 analysis on Income distribution and
capital accumulation, in the form of a stylized interpretation of his thought as a political economist.
His theoretical analyses are reinterpreted with particular attention to the effects of innovation on income
distribution and prices in relation to different types of markets. After the 1958 monograph Andreatta
elaborates and publishes various writings with a focus on three main themes.
The first theme regards how the choice of methods and the related inter-sectoral aspects of technology
adopted in one sector influence the development of other sectors. The second theme, planning,
is viewed especially in relation to developing countries. The third theme concerns that of the
economics of research aimed at identifying new development strategies. From this analysis emerges
an authoritative economist with a very eclectic post-Keynesian approach and without a priori preclusions
of other theoretical approaches.
Key words: Income distribution; Growth; Development Strategies; Technological Changes; Planning;
JEL Classification: C61; E12; E25; E64; O11; O33; O41.