Well, this blog just got a facelift, and in various senses of the term. In the first place I have just swept a new broom clean through the sidebar, and in the second the blog is expanding its reach and being joined by Paola Silli and Jon Worth. Paola is a young Italian economist currently studying in Canada while Jon is a website designer and prolific writer. Welcome to both of you.
With Jon and Paola joining the focus of the blog will also change. As Jon is at pains to point out he is *not* an economist, his interest is more in policy and the political process in Italy. Equally Paola can be in no way held responsible for my views, which have been pretty pronounced. So this is a step in the direction of pluralism and diversity. I hope it works, and that you, gentle reader, will enjoy it. 2007 promises to be a very interesting year indeed in Italy.
Italy Economy Real Time Data Charts
Edward Hugh is only able to update this blog from time to time, but he does run a lively Twitter account with plenty of Italy related comment. He also maintains a collection of constantly updated Italy economy charts together with short text updates on a Storify dedicated page Italy - Lost in Stagnation?