Italy : Selected Issues

Publication Date: July 10, 2012
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Summary: This Selected Issues Paper focuses on structural reforms and fiscal devaluation in Italy. Italy’s economy has a number of important strengths. Despite these strengths, Italy’s economic performance has lagged behind its peers. The authorities’ reform plans are under way in different sectors of the country. In most cases, if reforms go in the right direction, their impact would depend on consistent and prompt implementation. The model-based analysis also suggests that the potential gains to the economy from deeper reforms can be sizable.
Series: Country Report No. 12/168
Subject(s): Devaluation | Fiscal reforms | Labor market policy | Labor market reforms | Selected issues | Sovereign debt | Unemployment

Publication Date: July 10, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475506525/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1ITAEA2012002 Pages: 94
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