Abstract The main challenge the traditionally developed countries have to face today is com-petition from the newly industrialized countries. As the engine of development and the means for infusing and diffusing technological progress, and therefore for the growth of productivity in the system, levels of investment are crucially important. This article considers the tools for public intervention that can affect business in-vestment decisions. It underlines the importance of interventions that reduce the tax wedge and the quasi-fiscal burden on labor costs. The main difficulty lies in finding cover within public budgets to compensate for the loss of revenue and/or the additional expenditure required for these incentives. The answers are to be found in reducing the less productive parts of the public expendi-ture, in modifying the composition of the fiscal and parafiscal levy, and in interpreting the constraints of the Stability Pact in a less “accounting-orientated” way based more on economic effects.
|Titolo:||Public Intervention to support investments in industrialized countries|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|