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Vers un indicateur de croissance économique locale pour l'évaluation des politiques de développement rural


  • Marielle Berriet-Solliec
  • Pierre Daucé
  • Yves Léon
  • Bertrand Schmitt


The purpose of this work is to realise a quantitative evaluation of the European policy of rural development in two French regions : Burgundy and Brittany (5b programs 1991-1993). In this paper, we propose the use of fiscal data to build a local economic growth indicator at an infra-regional scale. Data come from the local business tax base which can be considered as a value-added indicator under some conditions. This indicator is analysed and considered relevant at a regional scale. Then it is used to characterise economic evolution of space categories and zones helped by European 5b program compared with zones not eligible. During the period 1981-1984, we show a relative improvement of deep rural areas in Brittany whereas we do not find the same situation in Burgundy. This first approach needs to be improved, especially to control « selection bias » which are generated by the method. Classification JEL : C82, R58, H72.

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  • Marielle Berriet-Solliec & Pierre Daucé & Yves Léon & Bertrand Schmitt, 2001. "Vers un indicateur de croissance économique locale pour l'évaluation des politiques de développement rural," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(3), pages 415-440.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_013_0415

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    rural policies; local economic growth; local business tax base; évaluation;

    JEL classification:

    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures


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