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Could Italian private wealth compensate for flight of foreign bond-holders?

Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini is "convinced" that Italians can help out their government, in the face of a widening yield spread between German and Italian government bonds. The authors assess the feasibility of recourse to household wealth in Italy, and estimate the relative importance of foreign debt-holders in the upcoming bond redemptions. By: Jan Mazza and Silvia Merler Date: November 19, 2018 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance...

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Overcoming the hurdles to Italian Growth

Now is the time for refining recommendations and for a serious political debate on how best to overcome bottlenecks and improve the economic prospects of Italians. By: Guntram B. Wolff Date: September 4, 2018 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance This opinion piece was also published in La Repubblica As the Italian government is contemplating its budgetary policy, it is useful to look at other countries’ experiences...

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Italy’s capital flight: 2011, 2016, and early 2018

International investors have been repositioning vis-à-vis Italy, after the new government took office in early May. We compare this summer turmoil to previous episodes of capital outflows. Outflows from Italian portfolio investments in May and June have exceeded the outflows recorded during the summer of 2011, and are already halfway to matching the cumulated total outflows recorded during the entire 2011-12 crisis. By: Silvia Merler Date: August 31, 2018 Topic: European...

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