Allais (1968) maintained that Pareto’s influence on the development of economics was felt only after considerable delay and was confined to Italy and France. This paper provides a reconstruction of the intellectual dissemination of Pareto’s thought through Europe and the United States in the period 1900-1940, showing that it was influential in the period from c.1900 to the mid-1920s and that in the 1930s it was highly important in the foundation of mainstream post-war economic theory, although in a more elusive way than before.(JEL: B13, B16, B21, B23, B31)
At the origin of post-war mainstream of economics: on Pareto’s influence on economic theory / R. MARCHIONATTI. - In: RISEC. - ISSN 1970-5794. - LIII, 4(2006), pp. 538-559.