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Exploring Italy's Growth Challenge. A Model-Based Exercise

Exploring Italy's Growth Challenge. A Model-Based Exercise

December 2016

This paper investigates the causes of sluggish productivity growth in Italy and uses a set of stylized model-based simulations to assess the potential impact of growth-enhancing reforms.

Topics: Structural policies, growth and development; EU Member State economies; Labour markets; Product markets

Series: Discussion Paper

 
State-Owned Enterprises in the EU: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward in a Post-Crisis Context

State-Owned Enterprises in the EU: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward in a Post-Crisis Context

July 2016

A look at state-owned enterprises in the EU; their importance, financial performance, implications for public finances, and potential for reform.

Topics: Public finances ; Structural policies, growth and development ; Product markets

Series: Institutional Papers

 
Regulation, Red Tape and Location Choices of Top R&D Investors

Regulation, Red Tape and Location Choices of Top R&D Investors

May 2016

A look at how product market regulation, labour laws and red tape influence where multinational corporations choose to invest in research and development.

Topics: Structural policies, growth and development ; Labour markets ; Product markets

Series: Discussion Paper

 
The Economic Impact of Selected Structural Reform Measures in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal

The Economic Impact of Selected Structural Reform Measures in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal

April 2016

This paper presents a rigorous methodology for analysing the potential impact of structural reforms by looking at actual measures in four Member States (Italy, France, Spain and Portugal). The model simulations show that the selected reform measures examined could have significant economic benefits in terms of GDP and employment.

Topics: Structural policies, growth and development; EU Member State economiesLabour markets; Product markets

Series: Institutional Papers

 
Compared Performances of French Companies on the Domestic and Foreign Markets

Compared Performances of French Companies on the Domestic and Foreign Markets

February 2016

An article studying the potential relation of complementarity or substitutability, between domestic and foreign sales of French firms.

Topics: EU Member State economiesProduct markets; International economics and non-EU economies.

Series: Discussion Paper

 
Quarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol.14, No.4 (2015)

Quarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol.14, No.4 (2015)

January 2016

This edition of the QREA reviews the issue of shocks and adjustment in the light of recent crises. It analyses the functioning of a key internal adjustment process in EMU, the "relative price mechanism", as well as the "real interest rate mechanism". It also reviews the different implications of high levels of indebtedness.

Topics: Economic policy coordination; Structural policies, growth and development; EU Member State economies; Labour markets;

 

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