Dataset for the model of municipality competitiveness in relation to the geothermal resources exploitation in Poland.

Published: 29 April 2020| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/zfndmn3f55.2
Katarzyna A. Kurek,


This dataset presents the raw data to generate a local competitiveness index in reference with the article: “The impact of geothermal resources on the competitiveness of municipalities: evidence from Poland” ( The competitiveness indexes for a selection of 63 municipalities are developed by the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). Thereafter, the aggregated indexes values are used for statistical procedures in the related research article that describes the relation between geothermal resources utilisation and the obtained local competitiveness index.


Steps to reproduce

1. Collection of the raw data from the Central Statistical Office database in Poland 2. Determining the 24 socioeconomic indicators that describe the concept of local competitiveness 3. Selection of relevant to the related article research question municipalities in Poland 4. Construction of the indicators for each of the selected 63 municipalities 5. Application of the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to the indicators in order to obtain a local model of competitiveness. 5. Aggregation of the AHP results delivering a single index for each of the 63 municipality cases


Wageningen Universiteit en Research, Politechnika Rzeszowska im Ignacego Lukasiewicza


Regional Economics, Geothermal Energy Analysis, Local Economic Development, Poland, Competitiveness