Regional Policies for a Global Industry? Some Reflections on the Aerospace System in Puglia

Journal title QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria
Author/s Nicola D. Coniglio
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/1 Language Italian
Pages 21 P. 73-93 File size 544 KB
DOI 10.3280/QU2013-001003
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The aim of this paper is to describe the recent evolution of the Apulian aerospace cluster and critically analyze the role of regional industrial policies in a "global" industry. Industrial policy at the regional level shows some shortcomings, and could serve for a second-best solution in the absence of a national strategy in the current Italian framework. We argue that a "normalization" of industrial policy and a clear division of labour between the different government levels is needed in order to avoid erosion of Italy’s comparative advantage in high tech industries characterized by strong market failures. EconLit Classification: R500, L520, L600

Keywords: Aerospace, Apulia, Industrial policy, Optimal level of government

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Nicola D. Coniglio, Politiche regionali per un’industria globale? Riflessioni sul sistema aerospazio in Puglia in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 1/2013, pp 73-93, DOI: 10.3280/QU2013-001003