Alternatives To The Crisis: Why Civil Society Has Been Mostly Right

Since the crisis began in 2008, an intense European discussion has challenged official policy priorities. Civil society organisations (CSOs), trade unions, think tanks and grassroots campaigns have called for ending austerity and restoring shared prosperity, reforming (or dismantling) EU institutions, reducing inequality and making Europe more inclusive[…]


Come può cambiare l’Europa

Fin dall’inizio della crisi finanziaria nel 2008, un intenso dibattito ha attraversato l’Europa, sfidando le priorità delle politiche ufficiali. È stata infatti la società civile europea a dare voce alla domanda di mettere uno stop alle politiche di austerità, con l’obiettivo di promuovere politiche di uguaglianza, di inclusione sociale e di benessere, anche ambientalmente, sostenibile.[…]


The rise and fall of R&D networks

Drawing on a large database of publicly announced R&D alliances, we empirically investigate the evolution of R&D networks and the process of alliance formation in several manufacturing sectors over a 24-year period (1986–2009). Our goal is to empirically evaluate the temporal and sectoral robustness of a large set of network indicators, thus providing a more complete description of R&D networks […]


The space for an industrial policy in Europe

from – 29 September 2016
On 22 September, Mario Pianta visited Vienna to present a wide ranging proposal for a new European-level industrial policy, targeting activities associated to environmental sustainability, appropriate ICT applications, and health and public services. After his seminar, he gave wiiw Economist Michael Landesmann an interview on the topic. You can watch it below, and download the presentation slides of his seminar. […]


Reform or Divorce in Europe

from – 22 August 2016
NEW YORK – To say that the eurozone has not been performing well since the 2008 crisis is an understatement. Its member countries have done more poorly than the European Union countries outside the eurozone, and much more poorly than the United States, which was the epicenter of the crisis.


European Ruling Highlights Apple’s Corrupted Business Model

from – 31 August 2016
There is much for U.S. authorities to learn from the European example of forcing corporations to pay their fair share of taxes, but more far-reaching oversight of executives’ allocation of resources is also required


Five Key Points for Italy’s Banking Woes

from – 10 August 2016

There is serious concern about Italy’s banks and whether the bad debt they are carrying signals trouble for the Eurozone. In facing up to its troubled financial system Italy’s political leaders could also benefit from a moment of reflection on what the role of finance could, and should, be in a dynamic and functioning economic system. As finance is central to the capitalist system, the lessons for Italy’s financial system are broader than the role of its banks. I will concentrate on 5 key points.


Rediscovering The Importance of Functional Distribution And Its Drivers

by Francesco Bogliacino, Dario Guarascio and Valeria Cirillo
from – 30 June 2016
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.


Government R&D, Private Profits and the American Taxpayer

by Eduardo Porter

from – 26 May 2015
The Academy of Radiology Research has resorted to a creative tactic in a bid to halt the decline in public funding for science: It showed Congress a picture of how much the nation earns from the government’s research dollar.


Why You Can Thank the Government for Your iPhone

by Rana Foroohar
from – 27 October 2015
An interview to Mariana Mazzucato


Why Hillary Clinton Is Right About Pfizer

from – 24 November 2015
Three cheers for Hillary Clinton and other politicians who are decrying Pfizer’s tax “inversion” deal that would allow it to take over an Irish pharma company and relocate there, thus saving $21 billion in American taxes.

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). […]

The Entrepreneurial State – towards an investment and innovation-led recovery in Europe

Journal for a Progressive Economy, October 2016

What makes the iPhone so smart? Was it only the individual genius of Steve Jobs and his team, and the visionary finance supplied from risk-loving venture capitalists? No. In my book, The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths, […]
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The Guardian view on the economy: learn the lessons of 2008 before the next slump hits


from  – 27 January 2016
The debate about prevention and cure needs to break out of the confines of the seminar room and into the political debate


The annual RIO Country Report

The annual RIO Country Report has been released. It offers an analysis of the R&I system in Italy, including relevant policies and funding, with particular focus on topics critical for EU policies. Authors include ISIGrowth researcher Mario Pianta […]
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Complexity theory and financial regulation

by Stefano Battiston
from – May 2016
Economic policy needs interdisciplinary network analysis and behavioral modeling


La quarta rivoluzione industriale

from www.left.it14 May 2016
Robot che fanno i lavori più duri, intelligenze artificiali che apprendono le emozioni. Tutto cambia, ma torna un vecchio dubbio: ci liberano dal lavoro o ci rubano il lavoro? Con un’intervista a Giovanni Dosi e articoli di Dario Guarascio e Maria Enrica Virgillito


Jobs Act: più ombre che luci

from – 27 April 2016
Il lieve aumento dell’occupazione che si è registrato con il Jobs Act non risolve i dualismi – anagrafici, geografici e di genere – del mercato del lavoro italiano, mentre c’è il rischio concreto di facilitare l’involuzione della struttura produttiva continuando a incoraggiare la competitività di prezzo. Una giornata di studio a Pisa organizzata da ISIGrowth


A State-Powered Green Revolution

by Mariana Mazzucato
from – 14 March 2016
Discussions about building a green future tend to focus on the need to improve the generation of energy from renewable sources. But that is just the first step. Better mechanisms for storing and releasing that energy – when the sun isn’t shining, the wind isn’t blowing, or when electric cars are on the move – are also critical. And, contrary to popular belief, it is the public sector that is leading the way toward effective solutions.


Il Jobs Act e la bolla occupazionale

by Valeria Cirillo and Dario Guarascio
from – 21 February 2016
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 libertà di licenziare per le imprese italiane.


Jobs Act, ecco perché l’inversione di tendenza non pare essere all’orizzonte

by Marta Fana, Dario Guarascio and Valeria Cirillo
from – 11 February 2016
Pubblichiamo un post di Marta Fana, dottoranda in economia presso l’Istituto di Studi Politici di Sciences Po, Parigi; Dario Guarascio, assegnista di ricerca presso l’Istituto di economia, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa; e Valeria Cirillo, assegnista di ricerca presso l’Istituto di economia, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa


Europa: quanti piani B esistono? Intervista a Giovanni Dosi

by Raffaele Liguori
from – 27 January 2016
L’Europa dell’austerità e dei controlli ai confini.


Jobs act, i numeri del fallimento

by Giorgio Frasca Polara
from – 26 January 2016
Facciamo due conti: 100mila occupati stabili grazie al contributo pubblico di 20mila euro per ogni posto in più. Quest’anno gli sgravi per le aziende che assumono a tempo indeterminato scenderanno dal 100 al 40% e di sicuro i contratti caleranno anch’essi


Assessing the effects of Italian labour market reforms: the consequences of the Jobs Act

by Marta Fana and Dario Guarascio
from – 21 January 2016
The new Italian Jobs Act brings to completion a process of decimation of workers’ rights and protections which began in the 1990s.


Mai così tanti i lavoratori a termine

from la repubblica – 24 December 2015
L’Italia non ha mai avuto così tanti lavoratori a tempo determinato. Quelli con la data di scadenza, un anno se va bene, qualche volt un mese. A dispetto del Jobs Act, con il nuovo contratto a tutele crescenti. E a dispetto della generosa decontribuzione attiva da gennaio che dovrebbe incentivare le imprese ad assumere in pianta stabile…


U.S. corporations don’t need tax breaks on foreign profits

by William Lazonick

from – 21 December 2015

Many Americans have expressed outrage over Pfizer’s plan, through its merger with Allergan, to move its tax home from the United States to Ireland. Now, in a New York Times op-ed, Carl Icahn, the billionaire corporate raider turned hedge fund activist, has joined the chorus. He labels the Pfizer-Allergan deal a “travesty,” blaming the U.S.’s “uncompetitive international tax system.”


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