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dc.contributor.authorFiorino, Nadiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRicciuti, Robertoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T08:19:40Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T08:19:40Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30443-
dc.description.abstractIn the last two decades of the XIX century Italy became an industrial country. Historians maintain that this process was affected by the action of some interest groups that pursued both state protection from competition and specific public expenditure programs. Starting from the economic literature of interest groups, this paper attempts to empirically investigate the role of the interest groups in public expenditure decisions in Italy from 1876 to 1913. We argue that a proper indicator of the role of interest groups is their output. The analysis suggests that government spending was sensitive to the preferences of heavy industry rather then those of textile and cereal cultivators. We therefore highlight the role of the political process in setting economic policy at the early stages of Italian development.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2722en_US
dc.subject.jelH11en_US
dc.subject.jelN43en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordspecial interest groupsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic expenditureen_US
dc.subject.keywordItalian economic historyen_US
dc.subject.stwIndustrialisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwInteressenvertretungen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Ausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwItalienen_US
dc.titleInterest groups and government spending in Italy, 1876 - 1913en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn607959096en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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