Planning contracts: regulatory developments and economic effectiveness

Author/s Anna Giunta, Marianna Mantuano
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/1
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 151-166 File size 881 KB
DOI 10.3280/POLI2010-001012
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In this article we attempt an overall evaluation of what are called "planning contracts", a policy measure originally designed in 1986 to encourage large firms to invest in Southern Italy and that a new law has recently re-launched. On the basis of secondary data, we take into consideration three aspects: a) a full and detailed picture of how the regulation has changed in the course of time; b) quantitative indicators concerning investments, employment and public disbursement; c) the additionality of the incentive and the effectiveness of the negotiation process. The combined analysis of these three aspects suggests that although the planning contracts partly achieved their development goals, important changes to the policy design are needed.

Keywords: Planning contracts, large firms, consortium, south of Italy, industrial policy

Jel codes: L520, L530

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Anna Giunta, Marianna Mantuano, Contratti di programma: evoluzione della normativa ed efficacia economica in "ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE " 1/2010, pp 151-166, DOI: 10.3280/POLI2010-001012