April 24, 2019
Beyond GDP – book by Jean-Paul Fitoussi – OECD
Metrics matter for policy and policy matters for well-being. In this report, the co-chairs of the OECD-hosted High Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Jean-Paul Fitoussi and Martine Durand...
April 19, 2019
“I don’t comment on monthly data” - Francesco Saraceno - RAI News Economia 24
Professor Saraceno believes that the Bank of Italy’s statement about Italy having exited the recession is not enough to boost private investment, especially since the government’s overall approach to the economy does not favor entrepreneurial development...
April 19, 2019
“Not increasing VAT and implementing the flat tax are unrealistic” – Pietro Reichlin – Adnkronos
In an interview with Adnkronos Pietro Reichlin says that it is highly unlikely that the Italian government will not increase the VAT soon, first because the flat tax has limited tax revenues and second because the increase is provided for in the Economic...
April 17, 2019
The Economic and Financial Document – Marcello Messori – Class CNBC
Marcello Messori comments on the 0.2-percent growth of Italy’s GDP in 2019, as estimated by Istat, and on whether the government’s economic measures will help reduce the country’s debt. Click here to listen to the interview in Italian
April 17, 2019
Italy's economy likely to remain moribund until second half of 2019 – Comments by Pietro Reichlin and Lorenzo Codogno - XINHUANET
Most indicators show Italy's economy is starting what could be its fourth consecutive quarter of negative economic growth. Economists said there will be little relief until at least the second half of the year. Click here to continue reading the article.
April 15, 2019
Confidence in the European Union – Demos & Pi
The Demos & Pi research institute publishes the results of a public opinion survey of the citizens’ confidence in the EU. The countries of reference are Germany, Hungary, Holland, the United Kingdom, France and Italy. Click here to see the statistics...
April 12, 2019
Financial markets and Brussels: What is the best anchor for policies? - Lorenzo Codogno - LSE
Lorenzo Codogno argues that the economic and financial crisis that started more than ten years ago was not only devastating for the Italian economy, but also jeopardised a key mechanism for achieving political consensus. Brussels’ role as an external...
April 10, 2019
Italians dream of a united, integrated and competitive Europe – Andrea Montanino and Ferdinando Pagnoncelli – Il Sole 24 Ore
On the eve of the European Parliament elections and the subsequent renewal of the Commission, what is the Italian sentiment towards the European institutions? What do Italians really want? Is it possible to create an economic policy agenda around which...