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Attrattività e competitività dei territori italiani - I risultati: le dimensioni dell’attrattività territoriale

Livia De Giovanni () and Francesca Giuseppina Maria Sica ()
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Livia De Giovanni: Università LUISS Guido Carli-Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e CeFOP, Rome

Rivista di Politica Economica, 2014, issue 4, 115-234

Abstract: Territorial attractiveness, both productive and residential, is hereby dealt with as a latent multidimensional variable. Being unobservable, it cannot consequently be directly measured. Its multidimensional feature implies that every aspect or pillar constituting it (institutions; infrastructures; health; basic education; higher education; labour market efficiency; market size; technological readiness; business sophistication; innovation) is, in its turn, unobservable and not traceable since it is an aggregation of elementary variables itself, which are on the contrary observable and measurable. In order to lessen the multidimensionality and condensate the latent phenomenon of attractiveness in only one number, Principal Components Analysis has been applied. However, this synthesis does not hinder analysis, i.e. the possibility to go backward up to the basic indicators, with the aim of fathoming the positioning of each territorial unit, region or province, compared to the national average.

Keywords: territorial attractiveness; regional development policy; basic pillars; composite indicators; Principal Components Analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C38 D73 O14 O33 O43 P5 R10 R12 R58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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