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Measuring regional economic resilience across Europe: operationalising a complex concept

Sensier, Marianne, Bristow, Gillian ORCID: and Healy, Adrian ORCID: 2016. Measuring regional economic resilience across Europe: operationalising a complex concept. Spatial Economic Analysis 11 (2) , pp. 128-151. 10.1080/17421772.2016.1129435

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This paper describes an approach developed to measure regional economic resilience across Europe which is novel in three key dimensions. Firstly, it seeks to date regional downturns as opposed to assuming that all regional economies are affected by economic shocks at the same point in time; secondly, it measures the amplitude and duration of economic downturns and subsequent recoveries; and thirdly, as well as measuring recovery, it measures the resistance of regional economies to economic shocks. The paper applies this methodology to selected European countries to provide an analysis of differential regional responses to several economic shocks since the early 1990s. The paper then reflects upon the utility of this methodology for operationalizing regional economic resilience in cross-comparative studies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 1742-1772
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 1 November 2015
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 06:29

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