April 1, 2019
OECD publishes its economic survey of Italy
After a modest recovery, the economy is weakening. Italy continues to suffer from long-standing social and economic problems. A comprehensive reform package holds the key to stronger growth and social inclusion. In-work benefits and a moderate guaranteed...
April 1, 2019
Xi Jinping visits Italy: Interview with Lorenzo Codogno - TRT World
Economist Lorenzo Codogno analyzes the Chinese president's visit to Italy, especially the development of the two countries' political and economic relations and the impact that Italy's participation in the Belt and Road Initiative will have on the EU....
March 27, 2019
The problems with differentiated autonomy – Claudio De Vincenti – Il Sole 24 Ore
The article analyzes the possible negative effects that Italy’s infrastructure will experience if its regions, especially the northern economic powerhouses such as Lombardy and Veneto, obtain autonomy with the power of veto. Click here to read the article...
March 27, 2019
Growth and employment: What Europe is asking of us – Franco Bruni – Affari Internazionali
The article examines the European Council meeting of March 22, which focused on ways to strengthen the European Union’s economic base with the aim of improving employment, growth and competitivity. Click here to read the article in Italian.
March 22, 2019
“Italy’s exit from the EU? After Brexit it’s inconceivable” – Interview with Marcello Messori – La Voce di New York
Marcello Messori speaks about the negative effects of a potential Hard Brexit, about the need for Italy’s economy to overcome its recession and about the importance to manage Italy’ participation in China’s Belt and Road Initiative on a European level....
March 19, 2019
Showing Europe’s True Colors - Romano Prodi and Stefano Micossi - Project Syndicate
In the face of the challenge posed by nationalists and populists ahead of the European Parliament elections in May, standing up for Europe’s fundamental values has never been more important. Flying the EU flag from our homes and offices can send an...
March 15, 2019
“Inequality is rising. The country may explode.” - Interview with Enrico Giovanniini – La Stampa
Economist and former president of ISTAT Enrico Giovannini believes that besides the usual inequality, today Italy is also experiencing intergenerational inequalities, which result in social unsustainability. A new welfare system is needed to remedy the...
March 13, 2019
What productivity statistics don’t tell you – Andrea Montanino, Livio Romano and Fabrizio Trau – Il Sole 24 Ore
Italian manufacturing ranks 7th in the world in terms of added value, 4th for productive diversification, 2nd for export competitivity and it has an investment rate that is higher than its main European rivals, Germany included. And yet, there exists a...