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– Italy and Kenya compared
Clive Bell - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

COVID-19 causes extremely high mortality among the old. This motivates a comparison of the losses of future lifetime years and future lifetime years of work ensuing from a hypothetical 25,000 excess deaths in Italy, whose affluent population is one of the world’s oldest, with those in Kenya,...

Journal Article
– The Cases of Greece and Italy
Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos - The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States

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– the Cases of Greece and Italy
Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

After the Second World War, both Greece and Italy experienced a Left-Right political polarization and a reproduction of earlier patterns of political patronage. Both Italy and Greece received international aid, including emergency relief, interim loans, and Marshall Plan funds. By the beginning of...

Book Chapter
– The Case of the European Union and Italian State-Owned Firms
Elisabetta Bertero, Laura Rondi - , 2003
Book Chapter
– A Comparative Case Study of Mondragón and La Lega with Implications for Developing and Transitional Countries
Stephen C. Smith - , 2003
Journal Article
– Evidence from Italian Firms
Elisabetta Bertero, Laura Rondi - Journal of Comparative Economics, 2002
Laixiang Sun - Journal of Comparative Economics, 2002 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

A property rights regime covers rights to use, lease, donate, bequest, and sell assets or collect the incomes generated by assets. A clear and transparent property rights regime facilitates investment and economic growth. While private property is considered by many to be the most superior type of...

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– The Economics of La Lega and Mondragón
Sumit Joshi, Stephen C. Smith - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper develops a theory of endogenous league formation and considers its implications for policy in developing countries. We generalize from features of the two most prominent European co-op leagues, Mondragón and La Lega, to develop the first formal model of the endogenous formation of co-...

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– Evidence for Italian Public Enterprises' Investment
Elisabetta Bertero, Laura Rondi - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This study examines the effect of the hardening of the budget constraint on the investment behaviour of Italian state owned enterprises (SOEs). It carries out a natural experiment that exploits the 1987 shift of budget regimes due to the pressure of European Union economic policies on the Italian...

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– The Case of Italian State-Owned Firms and the European Union
Elisabetta Bertero, Laura Rondi - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper contributes to the literature on the role of decentralization in hardening the budget constraint of public enterprises. Following Qian and Roland the study adopts a ‘federalist’ approach. However, it interprets federalism as the upward devolution of domestic economic policies...

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– Network Externalities and Mondragón and La Lega Co-Operative Networks
Stephen C. Smith - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines strategies developed by Mondragón Co-operative Corporation in the Basque Region of Spain, and La Lega co-operative network in Italy, to mitigate disadvantages of the typical co-operative organizational structure and market position but without losing its critical...

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