Research findings by Francesco Devicienti on qualification mismatch included in OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of Italy

OECD's 2017 Economic Survey of Italy reports findings by CCA fellow Francesco Devicienti and coauthors that after a reform, enacted in 2012, to decrease the costs of firing on permanent contracts (the “Fornero” law), qualification mismatch between workers and firms was reduced by 5 percentage points.

See "OECD Economic Surveys: Italy 2017", Box 2.3, p. 132-133.

Source: Fabio Berton, Francesco Devicienti and Sara Grubanov-Boskovic (2016): “Employment protection legislation and mismatch: evidence from a reform”, LABORatorio Revelli WP, no. 151.

Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Rome on 15 February 2017 for an official visit to Italy. While in Rome, the Secretary-General presented the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of Italy, alongside Mr. Pier Carlo Padoan, Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy. Mr. Gurría also held bilateral meetings with Mr. Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of Italy, and several Ministers of his Cabinet.