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Italian economic growth and the Euro

Papadia, Francesco, (2017), “Italian economic growth and the Euro”, Bruegel, 26 July

While the Euro has frequently been blamed for the poor growth performance of Italy over the years, a long-term analysis shows deteriorating growth before the introduction of the Euro. Additionally, Italy has shown worse performance than other euro-periphery countries, such as Spain, implying deeper structural reasons for Italy’s economic malaise.

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