OECD indicators of structural policy show that policy changes in Italy since 1998 should have improved the environment for entrepreneurship significantly, but in the same period its economic performance has deteriorated noticeably.
Italy’s policy of fiscal consolidation and growth-friendly structural reforms has substantially improved its economic prospects, but the adverse sentiment that the country has faced in the sovereign bond market over the past years has deep roots.
This working paper is part of the OECD-Mexico initiative “Strengthening of Economic Competition and Regulatory Improvement for Competitiveness”. It summarises the findings of several case studies on best practices to promote regulatory reform and entrepreneurship at the sub-national level.
Compulsory school education in Italy produces poor results in terms of 15-year-olds’ performance on PISA tests, compared with other OECD countries, despite a relatively high level of expenditure, as discussed in this working paper.
This working paper uses a variety of empirical methods to examine the apparent differences in monetary policy stances as between the United States and other G7 economies.
Italy has launched itself in the federalist direction by decentralising spending, regulatory and tax powers in the late 1990s and reinforcing growing lower level responsibilities with a constitutional reform in 2001, as discussed in this working paper.
This paper examines the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on technical production efficiency in a wide range of Italian industries.
This working paper aims to identify structural reforms for better public spending management in Italy -in turn a critical need in view of the country's high debt and tax burdens, notwithstanding significant progress in the past decade.
Investment in information technologies has by no means been confined to the United States and yet, average European or Japanese growth experience has been quite different.
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This working paper provides a preliminary overview of the main hospital administrative data sets potentially available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden and the United States.