Territorial Differences in Access and Use of Services of General Economic Interest - Evaluating Regulation from a Regional Perspective (in Spanish)

Regional Research (Investigaciones Regionales), 2011

25 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2011  

Judith Clifton

University of Cantabria

Daniel Díaz-Fuentes

Universidad de Cantabria

Julio Revuelta

University of Cantabria - Department of Economics

Marcos Fernández-Gutiérrez

University of Cantabria

Date Written: February 16, 2011

Abstract

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

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

Judith Clifton (Contact Author)

University of Cantabria ( email )

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Santander 39005
Spain

Daniel Diaz-Fuentes

Universidad de Cantabria ( email )

Av. Los Castros s/n
Santander 39005, Cantabria 39005
Spain

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Julio Revuelta

University of Cantabria - Department of Economics ( email )

Av. Los Castros s/n
Santander 39005, Cantabria 39005
Spain

Marcos Fernández-Gutiérrez

University of Cantabria ( email )

Avda. Los Castros, s/n
Santander 39005
Spain

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