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Italian economic diplomacy at work: catching up the BRICs


  • Francesca Spigarelli

    (University of Macerata)

  • Andrea Goldstein


  • Luigi Manzetti

    (Southern Methodist University)


The paper is a preliminary attempt to analyze the recent effort of the Italian diplomacy to develop a coherent trade policy toward the most important emerging markets. It describes why in recent years Italy has substantially modified the way it trades policy approach, moving from a decentralized to a centralized decision-making approach, the results achieved up to now, and the lingering challenges.

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  • Francesca Spigarelli & Andrea Goldstein & Luigi Manzetti, 2011. "Italian economic diplomacy at work: catching up the BRICs," Working Papers 34-2011, Macerata University, Department of Studies on Economic Development (DiSSE), revised Apr 2011.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcr:wpaper:wpaper00034

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    1. Amjad D. Al-Nasser, 2005. "Customer Satisfaction Measurement Models: Generalised Maximum Entropy Approach," Econometrics 0503013, EconWPA.
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    BRIC; FDI; Italian economic diplomacy; trade;

    JEL classification:

    • F01 - International Economics - - General - - - Global Outlook
    • F53 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations

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