Luciano Mauro

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In this paper we show the existence of a negative relationship between long run growth and labor market imperfections both theoretically and empirically. We consider a “monopolistic union” imperfect labor market in a neoclassical growth framework and show that labor market rigidity, captured by the mark-up over the reservation wage, does lower the growth(More)
  • Luciano Mauro, Francesco Pigliaru, +9 authors Fabiano Schivardi
  • 2013
By studying the interaction between social capital and decentralization, we show that political decentralization can be a source of divergence across heterogeneous regions. In particular, we claim that since the local endowments of social capital display their effect on the economy mainly through the functioning of local institutions, decentralization(More)
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