Vol. 9 No. 2 (2020)
Original Research Article

Does the Institutional Quality Affect Labor Productivity in Italian Vineyard Farms?

Maria Raimondo
Università degli Studi del Sannio, Department of Law, Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods, Benevento
Concetta Nazzaro
Università degli Studi del Sannio, Department of Law, Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods, Benevento
Annamaria Nifo
Department of Law, Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy
Giuseppe Marotta
Università degli Studi del Sannio, Department of Law, Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods, Benevento
Published December 2, 2020
  • IQI,
  • labor productivity,
  • vineyard farm
How to Cite
Raimondo, M., Nazzaro, C., Nifo, A., & Marotta, G. (2020). Does the Institutional Quality Affect Labor Productivity in Italian Vineyard Farms?. Wine Economics and Policy, 9(2), 113-126. https://doi.org/10.36253/wep-7833


The paper aims at analyzing the effect of institutional quality on labor productivity in the agricultural sector. To meet this aim, a Gaussian log-linear model was applied to 773 vineyard farms, located in 71 Italian provinces. The applied methodology enabled to quantify the overall impact of the institutional quality on labor productivity by discriminating with respect to the Italian regions and macro-areas (i.e. North, South or Central Italy). The findings of the investigation show a positive effect of the institutional quality on labor productivity, with an overall impact of 39%. Moreover, huge differences among Italian regions and macro-areas were detected. The study findings provide recommendations for academics and policy-makers to improve both theoretical and practical aspects.


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