Regional Research (Investigaciones Regionales), 2011
25 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2011
Date Written: February 16, 2011
This paper analyses the use of Services of General Economic Interest to which general access under equal conditions has been recognised as key for social and territorial cohesion by European policy-makers. In order to do so, citizens' preferences with respect to these services are analysed according to their place of residence. Results show patterns of use by region, and detects some low levels of use of some of the services in areas where there is lower population density, related to problems of access. These results have important implications for future regulation of these services.
Keywords: Services of General Economic Interest, Access, Use, Region, Regulation
JEL Classification: L32, L33, L38
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Clifton, Judith and Díaz-Fuentes, Daniel and Revuelta, Julio and Fernández-Gutiérrez, Marcos, Territorial Differences in Access and Use of Services of General Economic Interest - Evaluating Regulation from a Regional Perspective (in Spanish) (February 16, 2011). Regional Research (Investigaciones Regionales), 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1762607