PRINSE is a research project carried out by the Department of Economics, Finance and
Statistics of the University of Perugia, and financed by the Fondazione CARIPG. The
project is aimed at assessing how market regulation and functionining influence industrial
productivity performance within and across countries. The project looks at how
institutional factors shape productivity patterns of service industries with respect to
manufacturing, and within the tertiary sector.
The research objective is twofold:
To study the role of different forms of employment protection of regular and
temporary contracts on encouraging training investments and acquisition of firm specific
skills and verify their impacts on productivity performances.
To examine how innovation and technical change affect labour market inequalities
within industries, and whether these inequalities, by interplaying with the
institutional setting, in turn reduce the growth-enhancing impact of technology.