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Economics and Politics of Infrastructure Investments in Italy

  • Fabrizio Balassone
  • Riccardo Crescenzi

The generalised economic downturn in developed countries and the significant constraints on both their monetary and fiscal policies have prompted new infrastructure investments as a tool to promote economic growth. However, both the critical analysis of the existing academic literature and the new empirical evidence offered by the papers included in this Special Issue shed new light on some potential drawbacks of infrastructure investments in Italy, suggesting that new infrastructure should be included in a balanced mix of development policies.

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Volume (Year): (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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