Camilla Mariotto Fabio Franchino

Implementation of the Specific Recommendations to Italy between 2002 and 2018

Are you already subscribed?
Login to check whether this content is already included on your personal or institutional subscription.


The economic governance of the European Union establishes the interaction between a supranational level, which acts to prevent the economic crisis in light of the preventive arm of the stability and growth pact, and a national level. To what extent and why does Italy implement the country-specific recommendations? Employing an innovative dataset on 183 recommendations issued in the period 2002-2018, we show that Italy has a low performance. The preventive arm is not a technocratic mechanism and free from political considerations. On the contrary, we find strong impact of governments’ position, both on the left-right dimension and towards the European integration, on the implementation of the recommendations. Economic pressure is, however, not relevant.


  • European economic governance
  • European Union
  • Patto di stabilità e crescita
  • Implementation


Article first page

What do you think about the recent suggestion?

Trova nel catalogo di Worldcat