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El FCI como instrumento de solidaridad interterritorial: una propuesta de reforma/The FCI as a Tool for Inter-Regional Solidarity: A Reform Proposal

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    (Universidad de Valladolid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Departamento de Economía Aplicada)



    (Dpto. Economía Aplicada. Universidad de Valladolid)



    (Universidad de Valladolid)



    (Universidad de Valladolid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Departamento de Economía Aplicada.)

La mayor parte de la solidaridad en España ha correspondido a los Fondos Estructurales de la UE, hecho que no se corresponde con la importancia que la Constitución Española otorga a la solidaridad interterritorial. El artículo tiene por objetivo realizar una reflexión acerca de la necesidad de reforma del FCI, centrándose, con carácter preferente, en el análisis de los criterios de elegibilidad susceptibles de ser aplicados para determinar las regiones beneficiarias. Dadas las limitaciones que la literatura económica reconoce al PIB per capita como medida de desigualdad, se ha construido un indicador sintético de desarrollo capaz de expresar las desigualdades interterritoriales, utilizando dos metodologías: el Análisis de Componentes Principales y el Indicador Sintético de Distancia DP2. Most solidarity in Spain has corresponded to EU Structural Funds, which does not reflect the importance the Spanish Constitution attaches to interterritorial solidarity. The current paper seeks to consider the need for reform in FCI (Spanish acronym for Interterritorial Compensation Fund), focusing primarily on an analysis of the eligibility criteria applied to determine which regions should benefit. Given the limitations evidenced in economic literature regarding the use of per capita GDP as a measure of imbalance, we construct a synthetic development indicator able to express interterritorial inequalities using two approaches: Principal Component Analysis and the DP2 Synthetic Indicator of Distance

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Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

Volume (Year): 28 (2010)
Issue (Month): (Abril)
Pages: 165-192

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Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:28_1_4
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  1. Salmon, Keith, 2008. "New Directions in European Regional Policy and their Implications for Spain," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 12, pages 147-177.
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