(Re-)exploring the link between decentralization and regional disparities in Italy
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Previous research has suggested that after 1996 devolution caused a reduction in regional disparities in Italy. However the analysis presented here suggests that the decline in regional disparities in Italy between 1996 and 2006 was driven by population dynamics and, to some extent, by the loss of competitiveness and consequent poor relative performance of northern regions. We conclude that links between devolution and the reduction of spatial disparities is unproven and its benefits are temporally and geographically uneven.
|Journal||Regional Studies, Regional Science|
|Early online date||9 Mar 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
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Licence: CC BY