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Redistributive public employment? A test for the South of Italy

Marta Auricchio, Emanuele Ciani, Alberto Dalmazzo and Guido de Blasio ()

Economics Letters, 2020, vol. 186, issue C

Abstract: This paper proposes an econometric test to verify whether public employment discourages the development of private economic activity in the South of Italy. Our results suggest that this is indeed the case.

Keywords: Public employment; Private employment; Italy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H53 J21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2019.108787

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