First published on
19 May 2016
Discussion Paper 30

Italy’s Productivity Conundrum. A Study on Resource Misallocation in Italy


The study provides an assessment of resource misallocation in Italy and of its role in explaining the country's sluggish productivity growth since the early 1990s.


S. Calligaris (University of Rome Tor Vergata), M. Del Gatto (University of Pescara), F. Hassan (Trinity College Dublin), G.I.P. Ottaviano (London School of Economics), F. Schivardi (Bocconi University)

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Discussion Papers 30. May 2016. Brussels. PDF. 96pp. Tab. Graph. Ann. Bibliogr. Free.

KC-BD-16-030-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-54432-3 (online)
ISSN 2443-8022 (online)
doi: 10.2765/970192 (online)
JEL classification: D22, D24, O11, O47


Discussion Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, or by experts working in association with them. The Papers are intended to increase awareness of the technical work being done by staff and to seek comments and suggestions for further analysis. The views expressed are the author’s alone and do not necessarily correspond to those of the European Commission.


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