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Economic Potential and the Greek Regions: Measuring Peripherality

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Martin Lykos
Martin Lykos


This paper investigates spatial development in Greece in respect to the economic potential of its regions. Several statistical tools are used such as measurement of economic potential / peripherality scores of all Greek NUTS 3 regions. The economic centre of Attica / Athens determines economic potential all over the country, as proved by the output of the analysis. Lower peripherality rates are observed in Attica and its neighbouring prefectures, while higher in prefectures that combine remote position and limited local economic activity.


Economic potential; development; regions; peripherality


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