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Infrastructure in Italy: endowment, planning, construction


  • Daniele Franco

    () (Bank of Italy)


The volume collects the essays presented at the 12th Workshop on Public Finance organised by Banca d'Italia in Perugia on 25-27 March 2010. The workshop focused on the implications for fiscal policy analysis of the 2008-09 recession, the most severe at global level since the Great Depression. Session 1 examined the lessons of the crisis for the role of automatic stabilisers and discretionary fiscal policy. Session 2 investigated the effects of policy actions on the economy. Section 3 considered the impact of the crisis on fiscal policy rules and procedures. Section 4 dealt with the economic legacy of the crisis and the policy actions required in the years to come.

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  • Daniele Franco, 2011. "Infrastructure in Italy: endowment, planning, construction," Workshop and Conferences 6, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdi:workpa:sec_6

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    fiscal rules; fiscal policy; 2008 crisis;

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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy

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