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In this essay, I will put forward a policy proposal for a new framework of a bargaining agreement on the second level, with ex ante objectives of labour productivity to which to link the performance wage. We will call the proposal "A Pact for Planned Productivity". The aim is to try to curb the productivity decline in which Italy has been subject since the mid-nineties. This proposal emerged following a debate in 2009 with the contribution of Fadda (2009); Ciccarone (2009); Messori (2012); Antonioli and Pini (2013); Tridico, (2014)
Dalla fine degli anni ’60 una sempre maggiore innovazione tecnologica della produzione ed il rinnovamento dell’organizzazione del lavoro hanno rappresentato gli assi strategici per la ridefinizione delle strutture produttive. L’origine di questa nuova cultura...
In line with our previous work, we simulate the effects of a policy measure designed to achieve a higher output gap. By increasing Italy’s participation rate we aim at finding a greater stance for fiscal policy that would allow for the deficit-financing of a minimum income conditional to active job-seeking. We also consider feasible effects on real output.
Mainstream economists believe that a rigid labor market is not efficient to guarantee full employment, while a more flexible one helps to reduce unemployment. We use a new methodology for testing this thesis and then we focus on young and women employment rates.