The Economic Context 2013–2018
In this chapter, we consider both the economic policies introduced during the seventeenth legislature and their impact on economic outcomes. We will begin by considering macroeconomic policies, then move on to what was the most important measure introduced in the legislature, the labour-market reform. We will briefly illustrate the principal measures of industrial policy and those aimed at achieving more equitable distributions of income. We will then summarise the main economic proposals contained in the programmes of the parties and coalitions presented during the election campaign and in the programme of the government formed after the elections. In the final sub-section we will present our conclusions.
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