The Italian economy has been one of the most turbulent in Europe. Its growth rates have consistently been amongst the highest in the European Community, but concerns about underlying structural weaknesses were highlighted by its ignominious departure from the ERM. Since then, despite continuing political upheavals, the performance of the real economy has been buoyant. The Italian Economy in the 1990's presents an authoritative and up-to-date account of one of Europe's major economies as we reach the middle of the decade. Rich in data, it provides analysis of: *Italy's economic performance *the labour market *public debt *privatisation.

    Chapter 1 Executive summary; Chapter 2 Economic performance; Chapter 3 The labour market; Chapter 4 Public debt; Chapter 5 Privatizations; Chapter 6 Concluding remarks;


    H. M. Scobie is Executive Director of the European Economics and Financial Centre, London and Professor of Economics, University of London. Author of numerous books and articles, she was editor of the International Studies in Economic Modelling series (Chapman and Hall), now relaunched as New International Studies in Economic Modelling(Routledge)., S. Mortali, S. Persaud and P. Docile are staff economists of the European Economics and Financial Centre, London.