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Italy Rescue from Without?

Maurizio Ferrera and Elisabetta Gualmini

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume II: Diverse Responses to Common Challenges in Twelve Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240920
eISBN:
9780191600180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240922.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Italy's economic and employment problems were to a large extent home made, whereas external economic and political pressures did facilitate internal revitalization. While export‐oriented industries ... More


Government Transactions, Money, and Interest Rates

J. C. R. Dow and I. D. Saville

in A Critique of Monetary Policy: Theory and British Experience

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283195
eISBN:
9780191596186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283199.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In this chapter, the area of interest is the public sector. It begins by assessing the major theoretical implications of government action such as government spending and public‐sector debt. It ... More


The Impact of Financial Liberalization and the Rise of Financial Rents on Income Inequality: The Case of Turkey

A. Erinc Yeldan

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is the third of five country case studies on income inequality, and investigates the impact of financial liberalization and the rise of financial rents on income inequality in Turkey. The ... More


On the Effectiveness of Debt Brakes: The Swiss Experience

Lars P. Feld and Gebhard Kirchgässner

in Sustainability of Public Debt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140980
eISBN:
9780262280495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140980.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the effects of the three types of constitutional or statutory clauses—fiscal decentralization, direct popular rights, and formal fiscal restraints—on public deficit and debt in ... More


Can Public Sector Wage Bills Be Reduced?

Pierre Cahuc and Stéphane Carcillo

in Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226018447
eISBN:
9780226018584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226018584.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the adjustment of public wage bills and public deficits over business and political cycles, and is organized as follows. Section 9.2 presents the relation between public ... More


Spanish Banking in the Inter‐War Period

Pablo Martín‐Aceña

in Banking, Currency, and Finance in Europe Between the Wars

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288039
eISBN:
9780191596230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288034.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Economic History

During the inter‐war years, the Spanish financial system evolved from unit to branch banking, with an increase in the size and sphere of influence of the big banks, and a higher degree of ... More


Cross-National Variation in Growth Models: Three Sources of Extra Demand

Georg Picot

in Growth and Welfare in Advanced Capitalist Economies: How Have Growth Regimes Evolved?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198866176
eISBN:
9780191898389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866176.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The chapter presents a new framework for categorizing economic growth models and applies it to twenty-eight OECD countries from 1995 to 2016. The framework draws on three fundamental ways in which ... More


The Italian Banking Industry

Jordi Canals

in Competitive Strategies in European Banking

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198773504
eISBN:
9780191695322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198773504.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter provides a structural overview of the Italian financial system. It notes that the Italian system, like that of other industrialized nations, has experienced very profound changes ... More


Debating the ‘death tax’: the politics of inheritance tax in the UK

Prabhakar Rajiv

in Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines more discreet policy areas that focus on wealth and its taxation. It notes that this is particularly pertinent given the discourse on responsibilities discussed by Ruth Lister ... More


The Perfect Culprit

Jean Pisani-Ferry

in The Euro Crisis and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199993338
eISBN:
9780199346400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993338.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Greece was the first country to seek financial assistance from Europe and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2010. For this reason, public opinion in Europe, and especially in Germany, for a ... More


Franco Modigliani

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the life of Franco Modigliani who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1985. Born in Rome in 1918, he earned his academic degrees in 1944 from the University of Rome and from the New ... More


Overextended Infrastructure

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter considers the quantity rather than quality of infrastructure to figure out how much is enough. An issue that matters to municipalities with limited tax bases and the federal government’s ... More


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