Italy


10-December-2014

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Key findings for Italy: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

The tax burden in Italy declined by 0.1 percentage points from 42.7% to 42.6% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Italian standard VAT rate is 22%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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Italy and the euro area crisis: securing fiscal sustainability and financial stability

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.

15-October-2009

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Towards Better Schools and More Equal Opportunities for Learning in Italy

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.

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7-January-2008

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Making Federalism Work in Italy

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.

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20-July-2006

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Tax Policy Development in Denmark, Italy, the Slovak Republic and Turkey

Tax reform is an on-going process, with tax systems continuously adopting to reflect changing economic, social and political circumstances. Over the last two decades, almost all OECD countries have undertaken structural changes in their tax system which have altered the way these systems function and their economic and social impacts. In some countries – as, for instance, many of the Eastern European economies in transition - the

4-March-2002

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Public Spending in Italy: Policies to Enhance its Effectiveness (Economics Department Working Papers 324)

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.

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23-June-1998

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Macroeconomic Effects of Pension Reforms in the Context of Ageing Populations: Overlapping Generations Model Simulations for 7 OECD Countries (Economics Department Working Paper 201)

Using overlapping generations (OLG) models calibrated on 7 OECD countries - the United States, Japan, France, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom and Sweden - the authors investigate the macroeconomic impact of possible pension reform strategies as populations age.

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