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Mezzogiorno e Italia. Produttività, accumulazione e divario territoriale
[The Mezzogiorno in the Italian economy over the last twenty years: productivity, accumulation and divergence]


  • Travaglini, Giuseppe


In this paper we shed lights on the economic growth of Mezzogiorno of Italy during the last twenty years. The empirical analyses refer to various aspects of the Mezzogiorno economy: income per capita, labor productivity, public and private accumulation and competitiveness. The main contribution of this paper is to provide a key to explain the actual weackness of Mezzogiorno. More precisely, we argue that the effectiveness of regional policies has been affected by national legal rules that have had different effects across regions. In addition, the effectiveness of regional policies has been diminished by attributing importance to regional governments as control centres of public intervention.

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  • Travaglini, Giuseppe, 2010. "Mezzogiorno e Italia. Produttività, accumulazione e divario territoriale
    [The Mezzogiorno in the Italian economy over the last twenty years: productivity, accumulation and divergence]
    ," MPRA Paper 35290, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35290

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    1. Domenico SCALERA & Alberto ZAZZARO, 2010. "L'economia del Mezzogiorno. Nuova politica regionale, crisi globale e federalismo fiscale," Working Papers 337, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
    2. A. Giannola, 2000. "La nuova programmazione. Evoluzione e restaurazione," Rivista economica del Mezzogiorno, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 3, pages 747-768.
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    Mezzogiorno; growth; accumulation; productivity; regional policy;

    JEL classification:

    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General


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