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Unemployment, Growth and Taxation in Industrial Countries
To the layperson, the upward trend in European unemployment is related to the slowdown in economic growth. We argue that the layperson’s view is correct. The increase in European unemployment and theExpand
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The New Economy in Europe (1992-2001)
Despite the fast catching up in the diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICT) experienced by most EU countries in the last few years, information technologies have so farExpand
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Is Growth an Information Technology Story in Europe Too?
While the return to growth in the US is largely credited to the rapid spreading of information technology, a key policy concern everywhere, and notably in Europe, is whether and when the US economicExpand
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Italy's Decline: Getting the Facts Right
The Italian economy is often said to be on a declining path. In this paper, we document that: (i) Italy’s current decline is a labor productivity problem (ii) the labor productivity slowdown stemsExpand
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Off-Shoring and Productivity Growth in the Italian Manufacturing Industries
We study the relation between the off-shoring of intermediates and services and productivity growth in the Italian manufacturing industries in 1995-2003. Our results indicate that the off-shoring ofExpand
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Age, Seniority and Labour Costs: Lessons from the Finnish IT Revolution
"The bad labour market performance of the workforce over 50 indicates that an aged workforce is often a burden for firms. Our paper seeks to investigate whether and why this is the case by providingExpand
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Experience, Innovation, and Productivity
The authors investigate whether the level of employee experience is good or bad for innovation and productivity. Using a sample of Italian manufacturing firms during the early 2000s, the authors findExpand
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Not Only Nokia: What Finland Tells Us About New Economy Growth
type="main" xml:lang="en"> Is there a relation between information technologies and the growth rate of productivity? Is this relation mainly due to the efficiency-enhancing effects of few leadingExpand
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Age, Technology and Labour Costs
Is the process of workforce aging a burden or a blessing for the firm? Our paper seeks to answer this question by providing evidence on the age-productivity and age-earnings profiles for a sample ofExpand
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