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Beyond Regional Institutions: Widening Unemployment Differentials in Italy

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  • Michele Limosani

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Building on Layard and Jackman's framework, we propose a simple model to analyse the relation between labour productivity and unemployment differentials in Italy and present some panel data evidence to support the theoretical predictions of the model. The empirical analysis strongly suggests that the productivity differential is one of the main factors driving the dynamics of the unemployment differential in Italy. Copyright 2004 CEIS, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishing Ltd..

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  • Michele Limosani, 2004. "Beyond Regional Institutions: Widening Unemployment Differentials in Italy," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 18(3), pages 503-514, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:labour:v:18:y:2004:i:3:p:503-514
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    1. Roberto Bande & Marika Karanassou, 2014. "Spanish Regional Unemployment Revisited: The Role of Capital Accumulation," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(11), pages 1863-1883, November.
    2. Sarantis LOLOS & Evangelia PAPAPETROU, 2012. "Unemployment disparities and persistence Assessing the evidence from Greek regions, 1981-2008," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 12(1), pages 69-90.
    3. Fei Peng & W. Stanley Siebert, 2008. "Real Wage Cyclicality in Italy," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 22(4), pages 569-591, December.
    4. Chiara Mussida & Carlo Lucarelli, 2014. "Dynamics and Performance of the Italian Labour Market," Economia politica, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 1, pages 33-54.

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