Serenella Caravella, Francesco Crespi, Dario Guarascio and Matteo Tubiana

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Competitive strategies, heterogeneous demand sources and firms’ growth trajectories

The present paper explores the demand-pull effect of distinct demand sources (i.e. households and retailers, other firms and public sector) on Italian companies’ growth patterns. Data relies on the PEC (Indagine sulle Professioni e le Competenze) survey carried out by the Institute for Public Policy Analysis (INAPP), which provides a rich set of information on […]

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Anatomy of the Italian occupational structure: concentrated power and distributed knowledge

Which type of work do Italians perform? In this contribution we aim at detecting the anatomy of the Italian occupational structure by taking stock of a micro-level dataset registering the task content, the execution of procedures, the knowledge embedded in the work itself, called ICP (Indagine Campionaria sulle Professioni), the latter being comparable to the […]

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Skill Gap, Mismatch, and the Dynamics of Italian Companies’ Productivity

Relying on a unique integrated database, this work explores the relationship between labour productivity, on one side; intensity and characteristics of companies’ skills need and degree of skill mismatch, on the other. The analysis focuses on a representative sample of Italian limited liability companies observed during the years 2012, 2014 and 2017. First, companies acknowledging […]

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Digitalization, routineness and employment: An exploration on Italian task-based data

This work measures the digital and routine content of professions directly from occupational surveys. It then empirically analyses the relation between the digitalization of professions and changes in employment levels, and whether routine and non-routine occupations are equally affected. We define the digitalization of occupations in 796 5-digit ISCO professional groups, using data from a […]

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