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Regional Policy, Economic Growth and Convergence

Lessons from the Spanish Case

  • Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Spanish Experiences of Regional Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura
      Pages 3-18
    3. Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura
      Pages 19-51
    4. Tomás Mancha-Navarro, Rubén Garrido-Yserte
      Pages 53-79
  3. Regional Growth, Structural Changes and Convergence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 84-85
    2. Rubén Garrido-Yserte, Tomás Mancha-Navarro
      Pages 103-124
    3. Matilde Mas, Francisco Pérez, Javier Quesada
      Pages 125-148
    4. Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura, Andrés Maroto-Sánchez
      Pages 149-170
    5. Oriol Roca-Sagalés, Hector Sala
      Pages 187-209
    6. José Manuel Pastor, Josep Lluis Raymond, José Luis Roig, Lorenzo Serrano
      Pages 211-231
    7. Luis Ayala, Antonio Jurado, Francisco Pedraja
      Pages 233-259
    8. Ernest Reig-Martínez
      Pages 261-284
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 330-330

About this book


Many European, Latin American and Asian countries have experience with regional policies aiming to reduce regional disparities in GDP per capita and/or to develop problem regions helping to recover from its GDP decrease. Spain represents, without any doubt, a very rich and interesting case-study regarding regional problems and regional development policies.

The aim of this book is not only to analyze the regional policies practiced, their objectives, instruments and effects, but to provide an in-depth analysis on the impact of investments in infrastructure, human capital and other factors, as well as the advances accomplished in terms of productivity, convergence and regional competitiveness. The book particularly wants to impart knowledge, which can be useful for other countries’ policy makers, as well as for academics, researchers and consultants.

The contributions selected have been written by prestigious Spanish academics, most of them also having practical experience in the field.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Applied EconomicsUniversity of AlcalaAlcala de HenaresSpain

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