Luigi Pasinetti (1930-2023)

On the passing away of Luigi Pasinetti

Everyone at INET is deeply saddened to learn that Luigi Pasinetti has passed away. Professor Pasinetti was both a great economist and a friend of INET. His life and works are instructive at many levels, not least because, along with the very similar case of Joan Robinson, they highlight the rank partisanship of the Nobel Prize committee in economics. But that is a discussion for another day. For now, INET wants to express its heartfelt condolences to Professor Pasinetti’s wife Carmela and his family.

INET produced an extended video series with Dr. Pasinetti some years ago.

We also published an outstanding introduction to much of his work by Professor Joseph Halevi.

Professor Pasinetti was a major inspiration for INET’s research into citations and research evaluations in economics. His very prescient analysis of problems in this area can be found here.

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