Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Good morning everyone, I hope you're alright, as well as your families and friends. This is the second editorial I write in quarantine. These are difficult times for everyone. Italy and the United States, the two countries to which I belong, those who gave born to We the Italians, th...

In these dangerous and tiring days, when the two countries we all love are the most affected in the world by this horrendous virus, many of us look with concern at what will happen when the health emergency will be over, or at least mitigated. It will be a very difficult time, our economies are and will be hard hit. Many people have compared the pe...

Italy and the US experienced a multifaceted relationship from 1943 to 1955. After the war the US played a historic role in assisting Italy with rebuilding and planning its future. Threatening this effort, both within and beyond Italy’s borders, were communism and the Italian Communist Political Party (PCI). During the rebuilding of Italy the US...

In a typical four-digit manufacturing industry in the United States, establishments at the 90th percentile of total factor productivity (TFP) are about twice as productive as those at the 10th percentile. This dispersion appears even larger in developing countries: for instance, Indian and Chinese firms display 400 percent productivity spread betwe...

Settant’anni fa, il 3 aprile 1948, il presidente degli Stati Uniti Harry Truman firmava il Piano Marshall. Settant’anni fa all’Italia veniva data un’occasione di rinascita dalle macerie della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, di riscatto agli occhi della comunità internazionale dopo una pesante sconfitta bellica. Settant’anni fa l’Italia sceglieva definitiv...