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Evaluating the impact of the structural funds on objective 1 regions: An exploratory discussion

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  • Ron Martin
  • Peter Tyler

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Martin R. and Tyler P. (2006) Evaluating the impact of the Structural Funds on Objective 1 regions: an exploratory discussion, Regional Studies 40, 201-210. Evaluation evidence on the impact of the Structural Funds on employment in Objective 1 regions remains elusive. This paper seeks to make a contribution to this task by evaluating the impact of European Union regional policy on cumulative job creation in the least prosperous Objective 1 regions (at the NUTS 2 level). It adopts an evaluation methodology pioneered originally by Moore and Rhodes in 1973 in the UK. While tentative, it estimates that the cumulative effect of European Union Cohesion policy is around 1 million jobs as at 2002, which is a significant contribution. Despite the considerable methodological and measurement problems, this paper aims to encourage further research to be undertaken in this important area. Objective 1 regions Impact Employment Counterfactual determination Martin R. et Tyler P. (2006) Evaluer l'impact des Fonds structurels sur les regions de l'Objectif 1: une discussion d'exploration, Regional Studies 40, 201-210. La documentation qui fait preuve de l'evaluation de l'impact des Fonds structurels sur l'emploi dans les regions de l'Objectif 1 reste insuffisante. Par la suite, cet article cherche a evaluer l'impact de la politique regionale de l'Union europeenne sur la creation d'emploi cumulee dans les regions les plus defavorisees de l'Objectif 1 (au niveau NUTS 2). On adopte une methodolgie d'evaluation mise au point point initialement par Moore et Rhodes en 1973 au Royaume-Uni. En bien que la methodologie soit experimentale, elle estime que l'effet cumule de la politique de l'UE en faveur de la cohesion se chiffre a environ un million d'emplois en 2002, ce qui est non-negligeable. Malgre les problemes de methodolgie et de mesure considerables, cet article cherche a encourager de plus amples recherches dans ce domaine important. Regions de l'Objectif 1 Impact Emploi Determination contrefactuelle Martin R. und Tyler P. (2006) Evaluierung der Auswirkung der Strukturfonds auf Ziel 1-Regionen: eine untersuchende Erorterung, Regional Studies 40, 201-210. Evaluierungsbeweise fur die Auswirkung des Strukturfonds auf Erwerbstatigkeit in Ziel 1-Regionen bleiben nach wie vor schwer erfassbar. Dieser Aufsatz sucht einen Beitrag zu diesem Gegenstand zu leisten, indem er die Auswirkung der Regionalpolitik der Europaischen Union auf die Gesamtserwerbsstellenschaffung in den am meisten benachteiligten Ziel 1-Regionen (auf NUTS 2 Ebene) bewertet. Er ubernimmt eine Evaluierungsmethodik, die in Grossbritannien ursprunglich von Moore und Rhodes (1973) eingefuhrt worden war. Obwohl vorlaufig, berichtet er, dass die Gesamtwirkung der Kohasionspolitik der EU sich im Jahre 2002 auf rund eine Million Erwerbsstellen belief, was einen signifikanten Beitrag bedeutet. Trotz betrachtlicher Probleme mit Methodik und Messungen setzt der Aufsatz sich zum Ziel, die Ausfuhrung weiterer Forschung auf diesem wichtigen Gebiet zu ermutigen. Ziel 1-Regionen Auswirkung Erwerbstatigkeit Kontrafaktische Bestimmung Martin R. y Tyler P. (2006) La evaluacion del impacto de los Fondos Estructurales sobre las regiones del Objetivo 1: Un estudio exploratorio, Regional Studies 40, 201-210. Todavia existen pocos trabajos de evaluacion que demuestren el impacto de los Fondos Estructurales para la creacion de empleo en las regiones del Objetivo 1. Con este articulo pretendemos contribuir a este objetivo evaluando que impacto ha tenido la politica regional de la Union Europea en la creacion acumulativa de trabajo en las regiones menos prosperas del Objetivo 1 (en el nivel NUTS 2). Se adopta una metodologia de evaluacion que fue elaborada y utilizada por primera vez por Moore y Rhodes (1973) en el Reino Unido. Aunque los datos son aproximados, se calcula que el efecto acumulativo de la politica de cohesion de la UE gira en torno a un millon de puestos de trabajo en 2002, lo que representa una importante contribucion. Pese a los grandes problemas de metodologia y medicion, creemos que es necesario fomentar mas investigaciones en este importante campo. Regiones del Objetivo 1 Impacto Empleo Determinacion contrafactual

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Volume (Year): 40 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 201-210

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  1. Chang Woon Nam & Georg Wamser, 2010. "Application of Regionally Varying Additionality Degrees in the Practice of EU Cohesion Policy," CESifo Working Paper Series 2971, CESifo Group Munich.
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  3. Shankar, Raja & Shah, Anwar, 2009. "Lessons from European Union policies for regional development," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4977, The World Bank.
  4. Riccardo Crescenzi & Fabrizio De Filippis & Fabio Pierangeli, 2011. "In tandem for cohesion? Synergies and conflicts between regional and agricultural policies of the European Union," LEQS – LSE 'Europe in Question' Discussion Paper Series 40, European Institute, LSE.
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  6. Fernando Rubiera Morollón, 2008. "Nuevas orientaciones estratégicas de la Política de Cohesión de la Unión Europea. Una revisión de posibles acciones adaptadas al nuevo enfoque," Revista de Estudios Regionales, Universidades Públicas de Andalucía, vol. 1, pages 77-109.
  7. Koetter, Michael & Wedow, Michael, 2008. "Does regional redistribution spur growth?," Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies 2008,28, Deutsche Bundesbank, Research Centre.
  8. Torrisi, Gianpiero & Pike, Andy & Tomaney, John & Tselios, Vassilis, 2011. "(Re-)exploring the link between devolution and regional disparities in Italy," MPRA Paper 32212, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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