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Evaluation of industrial policies

Microenterprises play an important role in the Italian economy, both at the regional and national level, since they represent the vast majority of Italian firms. Nevertheless, there are no surveys that describe such population. To fill this gap, FBK-IRVAPP and the Statistical Office of  the Province of Trento have established the microenterprises panel.

The main scope of this project is to evaluate the impact of broadband infrastructure diffusion in the Province of Trento on a range of social and economic outcomes. The analyses exploit a unique policy intervention of a staged broadband infrastructure (20 Mbps) installation across municipalities, generating a source of exogenous (spatial and temporal) variation in high-speed internet accessibility.