With an astonishing unity of inspiration that serves as a counterbalance to the richness and
variety of his themes and positions, Albert O. Hirschman, great political economist of our time,
introduces us to the study of Western Europe, the United States and Latin America.
About the Author
Albert O. Hirschman (7 April 1915-10 December 2012) was an economist and the author of several books on political economy and political ideology. Luca Meldolesi is Professor of Economic and Financial Policy at the University of Naples.