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Introduction

Tito Boeri, Micael Castanheira, Riccardo Faini, Vincenzo Galasso, Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Carcillo Stéphane, Jonathan Haskel, Giuseppe Nicoletti, Enrico Perotti, Carlo Scarpa, Lidia Tsyganok and Christian Wey

in Structural Reforms Without Prejudices

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780199203628
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191708169 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203628.003.0001
 Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the main focus of the book, namely structural reforms in the product and labour markets, and the method adopted in the analysis of structural reforms. It then considers the relevant interactions among institutions and the question of whether these interactions can be exploited to obtain political support for reforms. Government exploitation of labour market reforms and the delegation of power to supranatural authorities are also discussed.

Keywords: product market; labour market; Europe; institutions; political support; reforms; delegation of power

Chapter.  4999 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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