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Economics and politics of infrastructure investments in Italy

Balassone, Fabrizio and Crescenzi, Riccardo ORCID: 0000-0003-0465-9796 (2012) Economics and politics of infrastructure investments in Italy. Qa Rivista Dell’associazione Rossi-Doria, 2012 (1). ISSN 1971-4017

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Identification Number: 10.3280/QU2012-001001


The generalised economic downturn in developed countries and the significant constraints on both their monetary and fiscal policies have prompted new infrastructure investments as a tool to promote economic growth. However, both the critical analysis of the existing academic literature and the new empirical evidence offered by the papers included in this Special Issue shed new light on some potential drawbacks of infrastructure investments in Italy, suggesting that new infrastructure should be included in a balanced mix of development policies.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Associazione Rossi-Doria
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 15:36
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 14:00

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