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Competitiveness and Wage Bargaining Reform in Italy1

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Source: 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

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...

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...