Market Failures in Rural Areas

2 Dec 2020


This Short Report was developed by the Public Infrastructure and Social Services Community of Practice in May 2020 to address market failure examples and potentially new governance arrangements in Frankfurt/Rhein-Main, Helsinki, Mid Wales, Tukums, and Valencia. The main sections cover:

  • Introducing the issues surrounding rural market failure
  • Key lessons from the ROBUST project
  • Relevance of public infrastructure and social services in this context for selected Living Labs
  • How rural market failures are being overcome from the local/regional government perspective, as well as alternative models of service delivery
Author: Irune Ruiz-Martinez, University of Valencia

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ROBUST is a European research project involving 24 partners from 11 countries. ROBUST receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727988.

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