This paper aims at providing some historiographical perspectives on the shaping of incomes policies in Italy in the eighties. It chiefly takes into account the contribution of the economist Ezio Tarantelli and his innovative approach to the accomplishment of the economic policy in Italy. The paper will eventually focus on how the potential benefits underlying the policies he supported can actually be considered a mislaid opportunity.
Keywords: Ezio Tarantelli, Incomes Policy, Italy, Trade Unions.
Jel Code: B22; B31; E24; J01