ISSN: 2284-2845

The Centro Sraffa Working Papers (CSWP) are aimed at promoting and disseminating economic research based on the revival and development of the classical approach to value and distribution along the lines developed by Piero Sraffa.

Contributions sharing this perspective are welcome in all fields of economic theory, history of economic thought, policy analysis, economic history and methodological debate.

We are especially interested in papers in the theory of value and distribution, dealing with both the critique of the neoclassical theories and the development of the modern classical approach, and their implications for the theory of output; in papers analyzing growth and accumulation processes by making use of the classical theory of distribution and the principle of effective demand; in theoretical, historical and applied analyses of contemporary capitalism; in papers exploring the policy implications of the modern classical approach.

The Centro Sraffa willingly hosts all research sharing its general aims, without necessarily endorsing the views or conclusions of individual authors on specific issues.

Managing editors

Saverio M. Fratini, Christian Gehrke, Antonella Palumbo

Advisory board

Tony Aspromourgos, Aldo Barba, Enrico Bellino, Sergio Cesaratto, Alejandro Fiorito, Carlos Medeiros, Gary Mongiovi, Nerio Naldi, Goddanti Omkarnath, Man-Seop Park, Fabio Petri, Fabio Ravagnani, Franklin Serrano, Matthew Smith, Riccardo Soliani, Antonella Stirati, Graham White, Takashi Yagi

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 CSWP 24 (February 2017)
    Harrodian Instability: a Misleading Concept
    Attilio Trezzini


 CSWP 23 (December 2016)
    Are Estimates of Fiscal Multipliers Truly Reliable? Some Observations Starting from the Case of Japan
    Fiorenza Venturini

 CSWP 22 (October 2016)
    Latin America at a Crossroads: Controversies on Growth, Income Distribution and Structural Change
    Carlos Aguiar de Medeiros and Nicholas Trebat

 CSWP 21 (August 2016)
    Sraffa on the Degeneration of the Notion of Cost
    Saverio M. Fratini

 CSWP 20 (May 2016)
    Nonsubstitution Theorem, Leontief Model, Netputs: Some Clarifications
    Fabio Petri

 CSWP 19 (April 2016)
    Marx, the Production Function and the Old Neoclassical Equilibrium: Workable under the Same Assumptions? With an Appendix on the Likelihood of Reswitching and of Wicksell Effects
    Bertram Schefold

 CSWP 18 (March 2016)
    Piketty and the increasing concentration of wealth: some implications of alternative theories of distribution and growth
    Antonella Stirati

 CSWP 17 (February 2016)
    Walras on capital: interpretative insights from a review by Bortkiewicz
    Fabio Petri

 CSWP 16 (January 2016)
    Documents on Piero Sraffa at the Archivio Centrale dello Stato and at the Archivio Storico Diplomatico
    Eleonora Lattanzi and Nerio Naldi


 CSWP 15 (December 2015)
    Income distribution and the size of the financial sector
    Carlo Panico and Antonio Pinto

 CSWP 14 (November 2015)
    Distribution and Cost-Push inflation in Brazil under inflation targeting, 1999-2014
    Ricardo Summa and Franklin Serrano

 CSWP 13 (October 2015)
    Autonomous demand and economic growth: some empirical evidence
    Daniele Girardi and Riccardo Pariboni

 CSWP 12 (September 2015)
    Documenti su Piero Sraffa all'Archivio Centrale dello Stato e all'Archivio Storico Diplomatico
    Eleonora Lattanzi and Nerio Naldi

 CSWP 11 (April 2015)
    Garegnani on a way to avoid the value capital endowment in Wicksell (1898)
    Fabio Petri

 CSWP 10 (January 2015)
    Causality and interdependence in Pasinetti’s works and in the modern classical approach
    Enrico Bellino and Sebastiano Nerozzi


 CSWP 9 (December 2014)
    Capacity Utilization, Obsolete Machines and Effective Demand
    Sergio Parrinello

 CSWP 8 (November 2014)
    The Ricardian rent theory: an overview
    Christian Bidard

 CSWP 7 (October 2014)
    Thomas Piketty, the Future of Capitalism and the theory of Distribution: a Review Essay
    Tony Aspromourgos

 CSWP 6 (September 2014)
    Diffusion in a simple classical model. Micro decisions and macro outcomes
    David Haas and Andreas Rainer

 CSWP 5 (August 2014)
    A Note on Reswitching and Intertemporal Prices
    Saverio M. Fratini

 CSWP 4 (July 2014)
    The Supermultiplier as a Vertically Hyper-integrated Sector
    Óscar Dejuán

 CSWP 3 (June 2014)
    The Wage Curve in Austrian Models
    Christian Bidard

 CSWP 2 (May 2014)
    A Search for Distinctive Features of Demand-led Growth Models
    Sergio Parrinello

 CSWP 1 (April 2014)
    Two translators: Gramsci and Sraffa
    Andrea Ginzburg