OECD Economic Surveys: Italy

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OECD’s periodic surveys of the Italian economy. Each edition surveys the major challenges faced by the country, evaluates the short-term outlook, and makes specific policy recommendations. Special chapters take a more detailed look at specific challenges. Extensive statistical information is included in charts and graphs.

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24 May 2000
9789264177192 (PDF) ;9789264175198(print)

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OECD's 2000 Economic Survey of Italy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects and includes special chapters on structural reforms and public spending.

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Table of Contents

Assessment and Recommendations
I. Macroeconomic Performance

-Following Robust Growth in 2000, Activity is Slowing Down
-Short-Term Prospects and Risks
-A Medium-Term Challenge: Rising Multifactor Productivity
II. Fiscal Policy: Reducing Debt and the Tax Burden
-Recent Budgetary Developments
-Debt Dynamics and Debt Management
-The Tax Reform Programme
III. Public Spending in Italy: Policy to Enhance its Effectiveness
-General Government Expenditure and Forces Shaping Them
-Correcting the Deficiencies in Public Spending Management and Control
-Issues in Fiscal Federalism
-Assessment and Agenda for Further Reform
IV. Structural Reforms to Raise Potential Growth
-The Policy Implications of the 1990s Growth Slowdown
-Policies to Boost Employment
-Policies to Boost Productivity
-Product and Financial Market Reform to Improve Competitiveness
Annex I. The Sale of Public Real Estate Assets
Annex II. Main Conclusions of the Brambilla Pension Commission
Annex III. Future Directions for Labour Market Reform
Annex IV. Chronology of Main Economic Events

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