Effects of EU Regional Policy: 1989-2013

Becker, Sascha O.; Egger, Peter H.; v. Ehrlich, Maximilian (2018). Effects of EU Regional Policy: 1989-2013. Regional science and urban economics, 69, pp. 143-152. Elsevier 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2017.12.001

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This paper analyzes the regional effects of EU Regional Policy during four programming periods: 1989-1993, 1994-1999, 2000-2006, 2007-2013. In particular, the focus is on the impact of transfers during the Financial and Economic Crisis and on the effects of gaining versus losing treatment status under the main Regional Policy subprogram – referred to as Objective 1 or Convergence Objective. We find that effects of Objective 1 status on growth are positive though not very long-lived: the effects of losing Objective 1 status on economic growth are negative, and the earlier positive effects on growth in the period(s) of Objective 1 treatment more or less undone. We show that the effects are weaker during the Crisis than before, in particular, on per-capita income in countries where the Crisis hit harder.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics > Economic Policy and Regional Economics
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics > Public Economics
11 Centers of Competence > Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

UniBE Contributor:

v. Ehrlich, Maximilian

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0166-0462

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Melanie Moser

Date Deposited:

18 Jun 2019 16:09

Last Modified:

18 Jun 2019 16:09

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2017.12.001

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.127646

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/127646

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