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The role of small and medium-sized towns in rural development. Final report

Abstract : The report presents the gaols, methodology and results of a European research program "Marketowns" leads in the 5th FP. The aim of this research, associating six teams in 5 European countries, is to study the role of small and medium-sized towns in rural development according to an original approach based on the analysis of economic flows between economic agents (farms, firms and households). Research is based on a data collection with information about spatial distribution of economic transactions for a sample of economic agents (8800 firms, farms and households). Information was collected by postal survey led in 30 study areas in Europe. Two types of analyses are produced using contributions of the base theory and the economic geography. The first one studies individual factors and factors related to the characteristics of sites where agents are established, on the local economic integration. Using input-output analysis and social accounting matrices, the second type of analysis aims at measuring effects on employment of the economic flows structure and influence of exogenous shock (public policies for example) on local economy.
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Lucy Mayfield, Paul Courtney, Richard Tranter, Philip Jones, Susannah Ford, et al.. The role of small and medium-sized towns in rural development. Final report. [Contract] QKL5-2000601923. Marketowns - Deliverable 19, 2005. ⟨hal-02830756⟩



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