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Convergence among EU Regions (1990-2001): Quality of National Institutions and "Objective 1" Status

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  • Francisco Torres

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  • Miguel Lebre de Freitas

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  • Filipa Pereira

    (Departamento de Economia e Gestão Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro)

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This article focuses on convergence in terms of output per working-age person across regions in the European Union for the period 1990-2001. Controlling for the quality of national institutions, we investigate whether the status of “objective 1” region improves the speed of convergence as compared to what would be expected, given the regions’ initial conditions. We find evidence of conditional convergence among EU regions, with the quality of national institutions having a positive impact, but no evidence on a correlation between the eligibility for objective 1 and faster convergence.

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Paper provided by Departamento de Economia, Gestão e Engenharia Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro in its series Working Papers de Economia (Economics Working Papers) with number 04.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ave:wpaper:042003

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Keywords: Convergence; economic growth; European Union; institutions;

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  1. Marina Grusevaja & Toralf Pusch, 2011. "How does Institutional Setting Affect the Impact of EU Structural Funds on Economic Cohesion? New Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe," IWH Discussion Papers 17, Halle Institute for Economic Research.

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