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La crisi del lavoro in Europa ed in Italia. Per un cambio di rotta


  • Davide Antonioli


  • Paolo Pini



The crisis of work in Europe and in Italy. Towards a radical change The economic crisis since 2008 has reduced income and destroyed jobs, and the economic recovery announced in 2014 will not reabsorb unemployment especially in Europe. ILO and IMF forecast a jobless recovery. Nevertheless, the economic policy in Europe will continue in line with the past, based on two pillars: fiscal austerity and labour flexibility. The Jobs Act will contribute to change the route even in Europe only if it signs a change toward labour policy, industrial policy and innovation policy for which relevant economic public resources have to be invested. This would open a way out from the expansionary austerity trap. Otherwise, it will sign a further step towards the stagnation trap.

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  • Davide Antonioli & Paolo Pini, 2014. "La crisi del lavoro in Europa ed in Italia. Per un cambio di rotta," Working Papers 2014053, University of Ferrara, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:udf:wpaper:2014053

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    1. Valeria Cirillo & Marta Fana & Dario Guarascio, 2017. "Labour market reforms in Italy: evaluating the effects of the Jobs Act," Economia Politica: Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics, Springer;Fondazione Edison, vol. 34(2), pages 211-232, August.

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    Jobs; European Economic Policy; Wages; Bargaining; Jobs Act; Industrial and Innovation Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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