OECD's periodic economic survey of the Italian economy. This 2011 edition features chapters covering strengthening the economic recovery and fiscal sustainability, the contribution of universities to economic growth, and getting environmental policy prices and governance right.
Table of contents:
Basic statistics of Italy, 2010 Executive Summary Assessment and recommendations Chapter 1. Strengthening the economic recovery and fiscal sustainability -The economy has been recovering only slowly -The labour market represents one of the key structural challenges -Consolidating public finances ismore than ever necessary -The effects of past pension reforms on older age groups are beginning to come through -Current plans on reforming the tax system are subject to important caveats -Annex 1.A1. Taking stock of structural reforms Chapter 2. Enhancing the contribution of universities to economic growth -The Italian higher education system could perform better -The underperformance of tertiary education hampers the labour market -Making the best of limited financial resources -Granting universities more autonomy, while holding them accountable -Rethinking the balance between private an dpublic funding to higher education -Spreading innovation into the economy Chapter 3. Environmental policy: getting prices and governance right -The framework: integrating economic and environmental policy -The energy sector -The transport sector -Waste -Water supply and pricing