Beyond the Regional Development Paradigm: The Limits of Transport-Based Policies in Spain

Aparicio Mourelo, Ángel (2013). Beyond the Regional Development Paradigm: The Limits of Transport-Based Policies in Spain. In: "13th World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR)", 15/07/2013 - 18/07/2013, Rio de Janeiro (Brasil). pp. 1-15.

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Title: Beyond the Regional Development Paradigm: The Limits of Transport-Based Policies in Spain
Author/s:
  • Aparicio Mourelo, Ángel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 13th World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR)
Event Dates: 15/07/2013 - 18/07/2013
Event Location: Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), July 15-18, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: July 2013
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper reviews the transport and economic development trends for the last 20 years in Spain at a detailed (province or NUTS3) level. As Spain has sustained a significant transport investment effort in this period, with the support of EU funding, this review offers an excellent perspective to put some further light on how the transport-and-regional-development paradigm has shaped decision-making in the transport sector. The paper reviews changes in gross domestic product (GDP), population and motorway endowment for the 47 provinces in mainland Spain. Regional development trends seem to be closely associated to particular local conditions, not clearly associated to transport (motorway) infrastructure endowment. This is consistent with the fact that transport infrastructure has not generally been a critical bottleneck for trade and economic activity during this period. The paper concludes that, in general terms, transport infrastructure investment does not seem to be clearly associated to the otherwise substantial differences in regional development among Spanish mainland provinces during this period.

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Item ID: 30033
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/30033/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:30033
Official URL: http://www2.wctr2013rio.com/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 18 Jun 2014 11:51
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 09:20
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