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Rural development in Europe: a research frontier for agricultural economists

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  • Yves Léon
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    In this article it is argued that rural development analysis is a research theme to be developed in Europe for both scientific reasons and its contribution to policy decision making. It begins by describing and analysing what is at stake in significantly extending our profession's interest toward rural economics, understood as the economics of rural areas. We then show that this extension of the field of research has two sides: concern to promote knowledge but also concern to contribute to an economic policy project focused on rural development. Finally, we examine the issues rural development poses for economic research and conclude with some remarks on future research avenues. Copyright 2005, Oxford University Press.

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    Article provided by Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics in its journal European Review of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 301-317

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:32:y:2005:i:3:p:301-317

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    1. Martin Pělucha & Dana Viktorová & Zuzana Bednaříková, 2009. "Options for Setting Up An Effective EU Rural Development Policy," Acta Oeconomica Pragensia, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2009(5), pages 53-69.
    2. Balamou, Eudokia & Pouliaikas, Kostas & Roberts, Deborah & Psaltopoulos, Demetrios, 2008. "Modeling The Rural-Urban Effects Of Changes In Agricultural Policies: A Bi-Regional Cge Analysis Of Two Case Study Regions," 107th Seminar, January 30-February 1, 2008, Sevilla, Spain 6651, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Ladegard, Gro & Romstad, Eirik, 2010. "Understanding The Demand Side And Coordinating The Supply Side For Connected Goods And Services," APSTRACT: Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, AGRIMBA, vol. 4.
    4. Cicia, Gianni & Colantuoni, Francesca & Del Giudice, Teresa & Pascucci, Stefano, 2011. "Community Supported Agriculture in the Urban Fringe: Empirical Evidence for Project Feasibility in the Metropolitan Area of Naples (Italy)," International Journal on Food System Dynamics, International Center for Management, Communication, and Research, vol. 2(3).
    5. Gramzow, Andreas, 2009. "Rural development as provision of local public goods: Theory and evidence from Poland," Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe, Leib­niz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), volume 51, number 92313.
    6. Koomen, E., 2011. "Indicators of rural vitality. A GIS-based analysis of socio-economic development of the rural Netherlands," Serie Research Memoranda 0050, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.

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