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Italian industrial policy: reduce or abolish Irap?


  • Maurizio Ciaschini
  • Fabio Fiorillo
  • Rosita Pretaroli
  • Francesca Severini
  • Claudio Socci
  • Enzo Valentini


The reduction (or abolition) of regional tax on productive activities (Irap, Imposta regionale sulle attività produttive) could stimulate the industry competitiveness. Analysis of the reform scenarios should not neglect the effects of the consequential changes in income distribution. Here we use a computational (Cge) model imple-mented on a Social Accounting Matrix describing the circular income flow with the aim of assessing the impact of possible reform scenarios on production, income, prices of goods and of primary factors, employment and the state budget. The analy-sis is carried out by comparing a possible Irap reform with an alternative plan to al-locate an equivalent amount of resources to reducing Income tax (Ire, Imposta sul reddito) rates.

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  • Maurizio Ciaschini & Fabio Fiorillo & Rosita Pretaroli & Francesca Severini & Claudio Socci & Enzo Valentini, 2008. "Italian industrial policy: reduce or abolish Irap?," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 1, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0072

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    1. Fabio Fiorillo & Emanuele Montesi, 2004. "Impatto sul reddito disponibile di tariffe e imposte locali," ECONOMIA PUBBLICA, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2004(6).
    2. Fabio FIORILLO & Francesca SEVERINI, 2006. "Manovre fiscali regionali e livello di occupazione," Working Papers 249, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
    3. Fabio FIORILLO & Claudio SOCCI, 2002. "Quale politica fiscale regionale? Analisi del federalismo italiano attraverso un modello CGE," Working Papers 178, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
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    Irap; Ire; CGE; Social Accounting Matrix;

    JEL classification:

    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies


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