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The Mezzogiorno and Italian economic policy


  • Luigi Cannari (editor)

    () (Bank of Italy, Structural Economic Analysis Department)

  • Daniele Franco (editor)

    () (Bank of Italy, Structural Economic Analysis Department)


The volume brings together the papers presented at the Conference on "The Mezzogiorno and Italian economic policy " held in Rome on 26 November, 2009. The analysis focuses on social capital, the difficulties that businesses face in working in the South, the role of the financial system, the effectiveness of aid to enterprises, the role of public finance and regional development policies. Particular attention is devoted to assessing the quality of important public services: education, health, civil justice and local public services, with a preface by Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic.

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  • Luigi Cannari (editor) & Daniele Franco (editor), 2010. "The Mezzogiorno and Italian economic policy," Workshop and Conferences 4, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdi:workpa:sec_4

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    7. Temple, Jonathan, 2001. "Structural Change and Europe's Golden Age," CEPR Discussion Papers 2861, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    Mezzogiorno; regional policies; cohesion;

    JEL classification:

    • R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General
    • R5 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis

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