L'Italia può imitare la Germania?

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Can Italy imitate Germany?

Marco Fortis

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[Autom. eng. transl.] In recent times there has been a considerable revaluation of the German economic model, also in the wake of Germany's good GDP after the crisis. For a country like Italy, where the temptation is always strong to take for example virtuous foreign experiences to be imitated in the hope of finding a way out of our structural problems, this is a not inconsiderable change of perspective. Italy, like Germany, is a country with a strong manufacturing vocation. But it does not have the large industrial groups that make Germany an absolute protagonist both in research and in internationalization. Imitating Germany in this field is not easy, especially in sectors such as cars, chemistry or electro-mechanics, in which we have long been in decline. Italy, on the other hand, has shown that it is rather imitating the Germans in non-electronic mechanics. And we have shown that we can do even better than Germany in terms of rigor in public accounts. From the Germans we should perhaps learn the lesson of reunification between East and West, finally facing the territorial differences that instead continue to dramatically separate North-Central Italy from the South and which severely limit our development potential.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Can Italy imitate Germany?
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)21-63
Number of pages43
JournalReview of Economic Conditions in Italy
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Competitiveness
  • Competitività
  • Debito pubblico
  • Disoccupazione
  • Export
  • Germania
  • Internationalization
  • Internazionalizzazione
  • Italia
  • Italy
  • Public debt
  • Unemployment
  • germany

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