Policy Briefs

C. Bastasin: If Italy returns to the “zero sum” game

The recent downward revisions of the Italian economy’s expected growth present serious implications in terms of economic policy: what will happen if Italian economic growth were to return to a condition of stagnation, that is, if the Recovery and Resilience Plan coordinated with the European Union would not change the level of close-to-zero potential growth that has characterized Italy in the recent decades? This policy brief argues that a profound rethinking of a political-economic nature is necessary, one that concerns the most delicate points of the domestic political debate.

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