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Professor Andy Pike
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© 2015 The Author(s). 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.
Author(s): Torrisi G, Pike A, Tomaney J, Tselios V
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Regional Studies, Regional Science
Online publication date: 09/03/2015
Acceptance date: 09/01/2015
ISSN (electronic): 2168-1376
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