Italy in EMU: The Challenges of Adjustment and Growth

Hardcover | December 19, 2008

EditorM. Buti

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A decade after the creation of EMU, Italy is still adjusting to the policy environment created by the euro. This book assesses Italy's experience in EMU, identifies the main challenges ahead, outlines key policy issues, and highlights how Italys experience offers lessons for other euro area members.

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A decade after the creation of EMU, Italy is still adjusting to the policy environment created by the euro. This book assesses Italy's experience in EMU, identifies the main challenges ahead, outlines key policy issues, and highlights how Italys experience offers lessons for other euro area members.

MARCO BUTI was educated at the Universities of Florence and Oxford and joined the European Commission in 1987. He was economic advisor to the Commission President until 2003; from September 2003 to August 2006 he was Director of Economies of Member States at the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs where, as from 1 S...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:December 19, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230223354

ISBN - 13:9780230223356

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Table of Contents

Foreword--C.A.Ciampi
Introduction--M.Buti
An Obsolete Model? Growth and Specialisation of the Italian Economy--R.Faini&--A.Sapir
Italy in the Euro Area: The Adjustment Challenge--L.Bardone&--V.E.Reitano
Comments--V. Grilli
Comments--D. Gros
Two Italian Puzzles: are productivity growth and competitiveness really so depressed?--L.Codogno
Comments--T. Boeri
Comments: S.De Nardis
How to Ensure a Sustainable Fiscal Consolidation?--D.FrancoP.Rizza
Comments--M.Larch&--L.Piana
Comments: V.Tanzi
Italy Viewed from the Outside: The OECD View--A.Bibbee
Italy Viewed from the Outside: The IMF View--A.Leipold
Italy Viewed from the Outside: The Markets View--E.Chaney