The paper is aimed at presenting objective methods for assessing economic performance of the 13 Italian governments which ruled Italy between 1992 and 2012. To this purpose 5 parameters are considered: 4 relate to Government finance (nominal Government debt growth, real Government debt growth, Government debt/Gdp, Government deficit/Gdp), while 1 relates to economic trend (real Gdp growth rate). The analysis is carried out for single government, as well as for categories of governments, classified according to their political orientation (centre-left, centre-right, technical). Some theoretical considerations are shortly reported at the end.
Keywords: Government finance, Government debt, Government deficit, Gdp, economic growth, Government.
Jel Code: H600.