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Pierfrancesco Rolla, Patricia Justino - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Organized crime affects security, development, and democracy worldwide, but not much is known about its social consequences. We study how exposure to the presence of organized crime groups shapes the social capital of Italian citizens, including political participation, civic engagement, and...

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Susan Stokes - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

There are sound theoretical reasons to expect clientelism to suppress economic growth: politicians who garner support by offering employment to voters and grassroots party members can do so more effectively when the voters’ participation constraint is met with low wages. Hence, clientelism...

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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...

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– 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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