In his analysis of Italian post-war economic growth, Augusto Graziani has pointed out the main shortcomings of Italy’s economic policy, particularly after the end of the so-called "economic miracle". He was very critical of Italian short-term stabilization policy founded mainly on deflationary monetary policy with negative consequences on employment and investment. He was in favour of a short-term stabilization policy strictly linked to policies designed to boost growth and to mitigate the many "dualisms" affecting the Italian economy. To this end, he proposed a large programme of public investment, not only of public works but also of industrial investment from state-owned enterprises.
Keywords: Augusto Graziani, economic dualisms, public investment, stabilization policy
Jel Code: E52, E61