Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes, Marcos Fernández-Gutiérrez, Julio Revuelta

Territorial differences in access to Services of General Economic Interest. Evaluation of regulatory policies from a regional perspective

This paper analyzes from a regional perspective the use of Services
of General Economic Interest (SGEI), to which general access in equal conditions
is considered key for social and territorial cohesion by European regulation
In order to do so, citizens’ revealed preferences with respect to SGEI according to the characteristics of their place of residence are analyzed. Results
identify patterns of SGEI use by region, and also find lower use of some services
in areas of low population density related to access problems. These results have
significant implications for SGEI regulation in regional terms.

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