Economic Development in Sardinia: Overcoming the Insularity Gap
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Under what conditions can Sardinia – a peripheral island with a small population – proceed along a steady path of economic development? This is the crucial question addressed in this paper, which examines the economic and social situation of Sardinia within the national and the European scenario which is characterized by a strong polarization process fuelled by agglomeration forces. The analysis suggests facing the economic downturn by investing in education, innovation, and local institutions in order to provide a better environment for citizens and firms and to exploit regional comparative advantages.
keywordsSardinia, Regional growth, Insularity, Tourism.
Authors biographyBianca Biagi, Department of Economics and Business, University of Sassari and CRENOS, Italy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Dettori, Raffaele Paci, Stefano Usai, Department of Economics and Business, University of Cagliari and CRENoS, Italy. Email: email@example.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email: email@example.com.
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