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Un modello Cge per la valutazione delle politiche del lavoro
Journal Title: QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 
Author/s:  Margherita Scarlato 
Year:  2002 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  25 FullText PDF:  201 KB

A Cge Model for Labour Policy Assessment - In the less developed regions of Italy, the so-called Mezzogiorno, the level of human capital is lower compared to the advanced regions od the Centre-North. We use a Computable General Equilibrium (Cge) Model to show that an increase in the demand and supply of skilled labor in the human capital-scarce regions has a smaller impact on the production activities, the aggregate income and the investments of both North and South compared to an equivalent increase in the human capital-abundant regions. This result leads to a "wrong" incentive for the private agents towards the underinvestment in human capital and locks the Southern regions in a trap at a low level of both economic development and human capital accumulation. Absent suitable shocks or policy interventions, this outcome is self-reinforcing.

Margherita Scarlato, in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 3/2002, pp. , DOI:


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