Published in Corriere Fiorentino. Imprese, 14 March 2016

Stimulating public investments has recently become a topical issue in the economic debate about anti-crisis strategies. The renewal and upgrading of infrastructural capital can in fact ensure a positive impact on GDP as both a driver of demand in the short run, and a factor of productivity growth in the medium-long run.
Significant breakthroughs in this direction seem to develop from some structural reforms, especially the ones included in the Stability Law and the recent Delrio Decree, which promulgates a new procurements code. At least in the legislator’s mind, the measures undertaken are aimed at increasing and justifying infrastructural expenditure, but also at speeding the execution of works.