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Crisis and Reform: The 1893 Demise of Banca Romana

Crisis and Reform: The 1893 Demise of Banca Romana »

Volume/Issue: 2017/274

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Pani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484332979.001

ISBN: 9781484332979

Keywords: Italy, Europe, Bank supervision, Banking crisis, Financial crises, Banca Romana; Italy; issuing banks; banking crisis; bank supervision; corruption, Banca Romana, issuing banks, corruption, Search

More than a century later, the Banca Romana crisis still provides useful insights on the challenges of preserving financial stability. This paper reviews the case and discusses implications that can be relevant tod...

Italy
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Italy

Italy : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Italy »

Volume/Issue: 2017/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484312551.002

ISBN: 9781484312551

Keywords: Italy, Europe

The economy continues to recover, unemployment and nonperforming loans have declined somewhat from their crisis peaks, and public debt appears to be stabilizing. Growth remains moderate, however, despite exceptiona...

Italy
			: Selected Issues

Italy : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/238

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484312568.002

ISBN: 9781484312568

Keywords: Europe, Italy

Selected Issues...

Bank Consolidation, Efficiency, and Profitability in Italy

Bank Consolidation, Efficiency, and Profitability in Italy »

Volume/Issue: 2017/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anke Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484309261.001

ISBN: 9781484309261

Keywords: Banks, Europe, Italy, bank consolidation, profitability, Government Policy and Regulation, Government Policy and Regulation

This paper examines the case for efficiency-driven banking sector consolidation in Italy, evaluates its potential effects on profitability, and discusses policy options to facilitate a consolidation process that is...

Can Italy Grow Out of Its NPL Overhang? A Panel Threshold Analysis

Can Italy Grow Out of Its NPL Overhang? A Panel Threshold Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2017/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kamiar Mohaddes , Mehdi Raissi , and Anke Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475588651.001

ISBN: 9781475588651

Keywords: Italy, Europe, nonperforming loans, real output growth, panel tests of threshold effects, Models with Panel Data, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper examines whether a tipping point exists for real GDP growth in Italy above which the ratio of non-performing loans (NPLs) to total loans falls significantly. Estimating a heterogeneous dynamic panel-thre...

Credit-Supply Shocks and Firm Productivity in Italy

Credit-Supply Shocks and Firm Productivity in Italy »

Volume/Issue: 2017/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Dörr , Mehdi Raissi , and Anke Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475588668.001

ISBN: 9781475588668

Keywords: Financial crises, Europe, Italy, Productivity, credit-supply shocks, labor market rigidities, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

The Italian economy has been struggling with low productivity growth and bank balance sheet strains. This paper examines the implications for firm productivity of adverse shocks to bank lending in Italy, using a no...

Banks, Firms, and Jobs

Banks, Firms, and Jobs »

Volume/Issue: 2017/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabio Berton , Sauro Mocetti , Andrea Presbitero , and Matteo Richiardi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475579017.001

ISBN: 9781475579017

Keywords: Financial crises, Loans, Business enterprises, Banks, Bank credit, Employment, Europe, External shocks, Italy, Labor markets

We analyze the employment effects of financial shocks using a rich data set of job contracts, matched with the universe of firms and their lending banks in one Italian region. To isolate the effect of the financial...

Fiscal Rules to Tame the Political Budget Cycle
			: Evidence from Italian Municipalities

Fiscal Rules to Tame the Political Budget Cycle : Evidence from Italian Municipalities »

Volume/Issue: 2017/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lorenzo Forni , and Andrea Bonfatti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475569971.001

ISBN: 9781475569971

Keywords: Time series, Fiscal rules, Italy, Europe, Government expenditures, Budgets, Regression analysis, local government finance, regression discontinuity, Cross-Sectional Models

The paper provides evidence that fiscal rules can limit the political budget cycle. It focuses on the application of the Italian fiscal rule at the sub-national level over the period 2004-2006 and shows that: 1) mu...

Profitability and Balance Sheet Repair of Italian Banks

Profitability and Balance Sheet Repair of Italian Banks »

Volume/Issue: 2016/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andreas Jobst , and Anke Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 August 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475527513.001

ISBN: 9781475527513

Keywords: banks, nonperforming loans, bank profitability.

The profitability of Italian banks depends, among other factors, on the strength of the ongoing economic recovery, the stance of monetary policy, and the beneficial effects of current and past reforms, notably to a...

Italy
			: Technical Assistance Report-Enhancing Governance and Effectiveness of the Fiscal Agencies

Italy : Technical Assistance Report-Enhancing Governance and Effectiveness of the Fiscal Agencies »

Volume/Issue: 2016/241

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498374446.002

ISBN: 9781498374446

This Technical Assistance Report discusses measures to enhance the effectiveness of tax administration system in Italy. The Italian tax administration system comprises multiple entities, which demands tight coordin...