Luigi, Cannari and Giovanni, D'Alessio and Grazia, Marchese (2008): Italian Household Wealth: Background, Main Results, Outlook. Published in: Household wealth in Italy, Banca d’Italia, 2008 (May 2008): pp. 13-29.
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The paper offers a broad overview of the topics addressed during the Bank of Italy's conference on Household wealth in Italy held in Perugia (Italy) in 2007. It recalls the principal reasons for central bank involvement in the compilation of statistics on wealth, looks at the Bank of Italy's experience in this specific field, provides a brief synopsis of the research to date and compares the new estimates with those previously available. The final section provides some thoughts on the future direction of the research.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Italian Household Wealth: Background, Main Results, Outlook|
|Keywords:||Households, Wealth, Saving|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E31 - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
|Depositing User:||Giovanni D'Alessio|
|Date Deposited:||09. May 2009 16:03|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 18:43|
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