Setting the Overall Context

  • Stilianos Alexiadis


This study attempts to illustrate the theoretical desirability and practical utility to optimising the regional allocation of investment, subject to certain constraints. A major focus of this study is to develop a decision-making method that specifies regional policies that enable maximising output and minimising regional disparities simultaneously. Stated in alternative terms, this study develops an ‘optimum strategy’ applicable to regional policy-making and planning in such a way as to improve monitoring and evaluation of regional policy.


Regional disparities Conflicts Regional policy Economic development Policy models Strategy 

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  • Stilianos Alexiadis
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  1. 1.Department of Strategic Planning of Rural Development, Evaluation & DocumentationGreek Ministry of Rural Development and FoodAthensGreece

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