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La adaptación del Sistema Nacional de Incentivos Regionales a la Ley para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Medio Rural /Adjustment of the National System of Regional Incentives to the Law for Sustainable Development in Rural Environment



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


En enero de 2008 entró en vigor la Ley para el desarrollo sostenible del medio rural. Con el objetivo de fomentar la actividad económica en estas áreas, propone que el sistema nacional de incentivos regionales dé un trato preferente a las zonas rurales consideradas prioritarias. En junio de 2010 se aprueba el Programa de Desarrollo Rural Sostenible para el periodo 2010-2014 y con él, los incentivos regionales adquieren el papel protagonista como instrumento al servicio del desarrollo rural. Este artículo tiene por finalidad contrastar si los incentivos regionales concedidos entre 2008 y 2010 muestran algún tipo de discriminación positiva a favor de las zonas rurales, en general, y de las menos desarrolladas en particular. Es decir, si han comenzado a adaptarse al nuevo escenario en el que deberán representar su papel de manera efectiva desde 2010. In January 2008, the Law for sustainable development in rural environment came into force. Aimed at promoting economic activity in rural areas, the Law proposes that the National System of Regional Incentives should give preferential treatment to rural areas considered to be priority. In June 2010, the 2010-2014 Sustainable Rural Development Programme was approved, through which regional incentives take on a leading role as an instrument to serve rural development. The objective of this paper is to ascertain whether the regional incentives granted between 2008 and 2010 evidence any positive discrimination in favour of rural zones in general, and particularly least developed areas, in other words whether they have begun to adapt to the new scene in which they will have to play their role effectively as of 2010.

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  • Moyano Pesquera, Pedro, 2011. "La adaptación del Sistema Nacional de Incentivos Regionales a la Ley para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Medio Rural /Adjustment of the National System of Regional Incentives to the Law for Sustainable ," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 29, pages 95-128, Abril.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:29_1_19

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    Desarrollo rural; incentivos regionales; inversión; empleo; delimitación territorial. ; Rural development; regional incentives; employment; investment.;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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