Rural areas of Andalusia facing economic downturn: Analyzing territorial resilience factors


  • Pedro Sánchez Zamora Universidad de Córdoba
  • Rosa María Gallardo-Cobos Universidad de Córdoba
  • Felisa Ceña Delgado Universidad de Córdoba



Economic downturn, DEA, Factors of change, Agricultural and rural policies, Territorial resilience


This paper aims to identify, in the current context of economic downturn, the factors associated with territorial resilience in rural areas of Andalusia. In order to do so, we have designed a methodology that, applied in two time periods (2000-2008 and 2008-2012), identifies territories that have undergone resilient processes of change using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The selected approach determines the influence that a wide range of territorial factors have on the aforementioned resilience. The result obtained could provide useful information for the design of policies allowing rural territories to respond more favorably to economic pressures.


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Author Biographies

Pedro Sánchez Zamora, Universidad de Córdoba

Dpto. Economía, Sociología y Política Agrarias. E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica y de Montes

Rosa María Gallardo-Cobos, Universidad de Córdoba

Dpto. Economía, Sociología y Política Agrarias. E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica y de Montes

Felisa Ceña Delgado, Universidad de Córdoba

Dpto. Economía, Sociología y Política Agrarias. E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica y de Montes


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