Series 14 Vol 2 Special Issue (2019)
Articoli

Comparative Analysis Supporting Cohesion Policy Evaluation Based on STeMA Model: Insights from Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna

Francesco Dini
Dipartimento di Scienze per l’Economia e l’Impresa, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Silvia Grandi
Ministero dello sviluppo economico, Rome, Italy
Federico Martellozzo
Dipartimento di Scienze per l’Economia e l’Impresa, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Filippo Randelli
Dipartimento di Scienze per l’Economia e l’Impresa, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Patrizia Romei
Dipartimento di Scienze per l’Economia e l’Impresa, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

Published 2020-06-24

Keywords

  • productivity,
  • competitiveness,
  • indicators,
  • regional development,
  • territorial policies

How to Cite

Dini, F., Grandi, S., Martellozzo, F., Randelli, F., & Romei, P. (2020). Comparative Analysis Supporting Cohesion Policy Evaluation Based on STeMA Model: Insights from Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. Bollettino Della Società Geografica Italiana, 2, 129-141. https://doi.org/10.13128/bsgi.v2i3.747

Abstract

This paper illustrates the work of the Florence Research unit, in particular the intermediate work of selection of indicators related to the topic “productivity”, for their inclusion in the STeMA model for the evaluation of territorial cohesion policies. As already indicated in the first working paper of this PRIN, we have combined for this selection the concept of “productivity” with that of “territorial competitiveness”, more correct for a survey about geographical economies (NUTS 3) as unit of analysis. The selection identified around 250 indicators, which were progressively reduced through a screening process. At the end, 12 indicators were included in the STeMA model. We have subsequently discussed the NUTS 3 geographical distribution of some of these indicators, inserting them within a synthetic reconstruction of the regional articulation of Italian development. Then we discussed deeper the cases of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, emphasizing the aspects of analogy and diversity, both in the development model and in territorial policies.