Copertina Mediterranean Economies

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collana "Rapporto sulle economie del Mediterraneo"
pp. 400, Brossura, 978-88-15-29082-3
anno di pubblicazione 2021

SALVATORE CAPASSO, GIOVANNI CANITANO (a cura di)

Mediterranean Economies

Edizione 2020

Factor mobility is the soul of the market and the engine that allows economic systems to grow and flourish. Driven by endogenous forces, factors of production – when free to move – flow towards investments offering higher returns, ultimately boosting productivity and growth. And the greater are the differences in returns, the greater is their impact on productivity. The Mediterranean is an area of large inequalities and of major economic and demographic differences, not only between its northern and southern shores, but also within countries and between regions. Here, more than elsewhere, lack of factor mobility undermines growth and development in the entire area. Mediterranean Economies 2020 is a collection of essays that analyse the nature and effects of factor mobility in the Mediterranean. The collection focuses on the socio-economic impact of human capital mobility in the labour market and the specific features of Mediterranean migrations. The book also offers insights into key aspects of goods mobility: the importance of logistics and port infrastructures in the Mediterranean and the dynamics of trade in the basin in recent years.
Mediterranean Economies 2020 is the continuation of the long-standing Rapporto sulle Economie del Mediterraneo, providing an annual overview of the political and economic conditions in the area. Whilst focusing on mobility, this year’s report also describes the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economies of the basin, and outlines possible scenarios for recovery.

Salvatore Capasso is Director of the Institute of Studies on the Mediterranean, Italian National Research Council, and full professor at the University of Naples “Parthenope”. Giovanni Canitano is a technologist at the Institute of Studies on the Mediterranean, Italian National Research Council, and author of many studies on the Mediterranean.

Introduction, by Salvatore Capasso and Giovanni Canitano
Regions of the Mediterranean
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
1. The Middle East and North Africa: ten years of turmoil, by Roberto Aliboni, Francesca Caruso and Andrea Dessì
THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PANDEMIC
2. Mediterranean economies in the time of COVID: risks, policies and growth perspectives, by Salvatore Capasso and Salvatore Ciucci
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
3. Elements interfering with Mediterranean trade flows in the new millennium: the Coronavirus pandemic, by Maria Rosaria Carli
4. Pro-trade effects and knowledge diffusion through migration between MENA and the EU, by Anna Maria Ferragina, Stefano Iandolo and Erol Taymaz
5. Trans-Mediterranean mobility for Italian firms: incentives, evidence and practice, by Luca Forte and Giovanni Canitano
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
6. The contribution of mobility systems to efficiency and sustainability of Mediterranean metropolitan systems, by Rosaria Battarra and Giuseppe Mazzeo
7. The elderly and urban accessibility before and during the COVID-19 lockdown: a comparative analysis of Mediterranean cities with a focus on Naples and Milan, by Gerardo Carpentieri, Carmela Gargiulo and Carmen Guida
8. Sustainable ports for a Mediterranean blue economy, by Giuseppe Pace
MIGRATION AND HUMAN MOBILITY
9. Emerging infectious diseases and planetary boundaries: a perspective from the Mediterranean region, by Desirée A.L. Quagliarotti
10. Mediterranean Europe: internal mobility and international migration, by Michele Colucci and Stefano Gallo
11. Human mobility and structural socio-economic changes: the case of Moldovan female migrants in Italy, by Immacolata Caruso and Bruno Venditto
REFUGEE ISSUES
12. Repatriation of Syrian refugees, conditions of return and implications for post-conflict transition: an overview, by Samir Makdisi
13. Syrian refugees in Turkey: from welcome to return, by Cosimo Pica
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