Alessandro Bramucci, Valeria Cirillo, Rinaldo Evangelista and Dario Guarascio

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Offshoring, industry heterogeneity and employment

Economies and production systems are subject to incessant processes of structural change fuelled by the dynamics of demand, technology and international competition. The increasing international fragmentation of production, also known as “offshoring”, is an important element of such a (global in scale) process of structural change having important implications for employment and on the way […]

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The dynamics of profit and wages: technology, offshoring and demand

Journal for a Progressive Economy, October 2016 Over the last decades, economic inequalities have dramatically increased across both advanced and developing economies (Atkinson, 2015; Piketty, 2014). This evidence raises interest (again) in the dynamics of income distribution and its drivers (Franzini and Pianta, 2016). Looking back in time, classical economists such as Marx, Ricardo, or […]

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Rediscovering The Importance Of Functional Distribution And Its Drivers

Nowadays, both economists and policy makers have rediscovered the importance of income distribution, while in the past this research remained the domain of a handful of scholars, usually in the heterodox tradition. In a number of recent papers, even the IMF has warned about the risks stemming from increasing inequalities but the recommendations inferred from […]

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Innovation and Within-firm Wage Inequalities: Empirical Evidence from Major European Countries

A large literature analyses the links between wage inequality and technology, without explicitly taking into account within-firm wage dispersion. In this work we seek to fill this gap, exploiting a matched employer-employee dataset from a large representative survey on firms active in major European economies, providing several contributions. First, we employ different measures of within-firm […]

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Did Italy Need More Labour Flexibility? The Consequences of the Jobs Act

Intereconomics, Volume 51, March/April 2016, Number 2/pp. 79-86 DOI: 10.1007/s10272-016-0581-3 The dramatic impact of the 2008 crisis on the Italian economy led to policy responses including structural reforms and labour market liberalisation to reverse the worrisome output and employment trends. A key action by the Italian government, the evocatively named Jobs Act of 2014, has […]

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The Dynamics of Skills: Technology and Business Cycles

Building on studies on the impact of the Great Recession on the skill structure of employment (Card and Mas, 2016), this article investigates developments over the last business cycle (2002-2007 and 2007-2011) in 38 manufacturing and service industries of five major European countries (Germany, France, Spain, Italy and United Kingdom). We analyze how technology, education […]

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Il Jobs Act e la bolla occupazionale

L’Osservatorio sul Precariato dell’INPS ha fornito i dati di sintesi circa la dinamica del mercato del lavoro nell’anno 2015. Queste comunicazioni consentono di stilare il primo bilancio degli effetti del Jobs Act. Un bilancio degli effetti della decontribuzione per le nuove assunzioni a tempo indeterminato e dell’abrogazione dell’Articolo 18 che ha, di fatto, sancito la […]

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