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Economics and politics of infrastructure investments in Italy

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

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://host.uniroma3.it/associazioni/rossidoria/
Additional Information: © 2012 Associazione Rossi-Doria
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 15:36
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44475/

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