Regional Divides and Public Policies

Developmental Projects in Southern Italy, 1950-1980

I have worked on several aspects of public policies in Southern Italy, including infrastructure investment and agricultural development programmes.

  1. My research on agricultural development programs was published in Italian as A. Ramazzotti, ‘La Cassa per il Mezzogiorno e il miglioramento fondiario attraverso l’esame degli interventi sulle fonti elettroniche e primi risultati di un’analisi empirica,’ in Rivista economica del Mezzogiorno, Trimestrale della Svimez, 4/2017, pp. 1037-1068, doi: 10.1432/90206.
  2. I co-authored a chapter on large businesses in Southern Italy after 1970: F. Pirro and A. Ramazzotti, ‘La persistenza della grande impresa nell’Italia meridionale. Dalla crisi del modello fordista alle nuove politiche industriali,’ in Il risveglio del Mezzogiorno. Nuove politiche per lo sviluppo, edited by G. Coco and A. Lepore (Laterza: Roma-Bari, 2018).
  3. From December 2018 to July 2019 I participated to a research project on structural transformations of the Southern economy since 1980. The project was organised by Astrid and coordinated by G. Coco and C. De Vincenti. The project involved 28 researchers and academics from various institutions. I also authored a chapter, together with S. Palermo and A. Pomella, titled ‘La dinamica della grande impresa tra la fine dell’intervento straordinario e la nuova globalizzazione”. The chapter has been published in Una questione nazionale. Il Mezzogiorno da “problema” a opportunità”, edited by G. Coco and C. De Vincenti (il Mulino: Bologna, 2020).