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Geographical Indications and local development: the strength of territorial embeddedness

Crescenzi, Riccardo ORCID: 0000-0003-0465-9796, De Filippis, Fabrizio, Giua, Mara and Vaquero Pineiro, Cristina (2022) Geographical Indications and local development: the strength of territorial embeddedness. Regional Studies, 56 (3). 381 - 393. ISSN 0034-3404

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00343404.2021.1946499


Can Geographical Indications (GIs) promote local economic development in rural areas? This paper explores the impact of GIs that identify and endorse agri-food products which are strictly embedded within the territory from which they originate. Examining Italian wine protected by GIs through an innovative dataset and by means of propensity score matching and difference-in-differences models make it possible to compare the local economic development trajectories of rural municipalities afforded GIs with the correspondent dynamics of a counterfactual group of similar municipalities without GI status since 1951. Rural municipalities with GIs experience population growth and economic reorganization towards non-farming sectors, which frequently involve higher value-added activities.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
JEL classification: O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O18 - Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q18 - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R10 - General
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2021 13:30
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 08:54

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