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Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe

Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

The Spring EUR REO projects the economic outlook for the region for the next six months.

Italy
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Italy

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Italy : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Italy »

Volume/Issue: 2019/40

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397718.002

ISBN: 9781484397718

Keywords: Italy, Europe

A new government took office in June 2018 on a platform to improve growth and social outcomes. It has inherited a challenging situation-notwithstanding the recovery of the past few years, real incomes remain at the...

Italy
			: Selected Issues

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Italy : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/41

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397787.002

ISBN: 9781484397787

Keywords: Europe, Italy

Selected Issues...

Countercyclical Fiscal Policy and Gender Employment: Evidence from the G-7 Countries

Countercyclical Fiscal Policy and Gender Employment: Evidence from the G-7 Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , Jiro Honda , and Hiroaki Miyamoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484390054.001

ISBN: 9781484390054

Keywords: Italy, Japan, Germany, Europe, Canada, Asia and Pacific, France, United Kingdom, United States, Western Hemisphere

Would countercyclical fiscal policy during recessions improve or worsen the gender employment gap? We give an answer to this question by exploring the state-dependent impact of fiscal spending shocks on employment...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe
			: Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375402.086

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment and wages, remains the main engin...

The Insolvency Regime for Large Enterprises in Italy: An Economic and Legal Assessment

The Insolvency Regime for Large Enterprises in Italy: An Economic and Legal Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2018/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nazim Belhocine , Daniel Garcia-Macia , and José Garrido

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484378427.001

ISBN: 9781484378427

Keywords: Italy, Europe, special insolvency regime, extraordinary administration, bankruptcy of large enterprises, Corporation and Securities Law

The modernization of Italy's insolvency framework has been the subject of much interest in recent years, related not least to its role in potentially facilitating an efficient allocation of resources. A unique feat...

Household Wealth and Resilience to Financial Shocks in Italy

Household Wealth and Resilience to Financial Shocks in Italy »

Volume/Issue: 2018/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daniel Garcia-Macia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484374894.001

ISBN: 9781484374894

Keywords: Europe, Italy, Flow of funds, financial linkages, balance sheet analysis, bail-in, bailout, Portfolio Choice

High household wealth is often cited as a key strength of the Italian economy. Both in absolute terms and relative to income, the Italian household sector is wealthier than most euro area peers. A sizable fraction...

Employment Time and the Cyclicality of Earnings Growth

Employment Time and the Cyclicality of Earnings Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2018/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eran Hoffmann , and Davide Malacrino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353561.001

ISBN: 9781484353561

Keywords: Economic cycles, Europe, Italy, employment time, earnings growth, Economic Growth of Open Economies

We study how the distribution of earnings growth evolves over the business cycle in Italy. We distinguish between two sources of annual earnings growth: changes in employment time (number of weeks of employment wit...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe
			: Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe : Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339909.086

ISBN: 9781484339909

Europe continues to enjoy a strong growth spurt. Growth has firmed up in many European economies and the forecast is for more of the same. Real GDP increased by 2.8 percent in 2017, up from 1.8 percent in 2016. The...

Competitiveness and Wage Bargaining Reform in Italy

Competitiveness and Wage Bargaining Reform in Italy »

Volume/Issue: 2018/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alvar Kangur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484347621.001

ISBN: 9781484347621

Keywords: Europe, Exports, Italy, Labor costs, competitiveness, exchange rate, labor market reforms, wage bargaining, search and matching, DSGE models

The growth of Italian exports has lagged that of euro area peers. Against the backdrop of unit labor costs that have risen faster than those in euro area peers, this paper examines whether there is a competitivenes...

Italy: Quantifying the Benefits of a Comprehensive Reform Package

Italy: Quantifying the Benefits of a Comprehensive Reform Package »

Volume/Issue: 2018/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michal Andrle , Alvar Kangur , and Mehdi Raissi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484347614.001

ISBN: 9781484347614

Keywords: Labor market reforms, Wage bargaining, Europe, Italy, Banking sector, Fiscal policy, growth, competitiveness, product market reforms, DSGE models

This paper seeks to quantify the net benefits of a comprehensive reform package aimed at addressing Italy's inter-related challenges. Specifically, it simulates the growth and competitiveness effects of a package o...