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How can we know if EU cohesion policy is successful? Integrating micro and macro approaches to the evaluation of Structural Funds

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  • John Bradley

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    (EMDS - Economic Modelling and Development Strategies)

  • Timo Mitze

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    (GEFRA - Gesellschaft fuer Finanz- und Regionalanalysen)

  • Edgar Morgenroth

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    (ESRI - The Economic and Social Research Institute)

  • Gerhard Untiedt

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    (GEFRA - Gesellschaft fuer Finanz- und Regionalanalysen)

Abstract

In this paper we describe an integrated approach for assessing the general economic effectiveness, efficiency and impact of public policy actions for large investment programs of the kind implemented over the past fifteen years in EU-aided Structural Fund programmes. Far from being rigid, our modelling philosophy includes both formal tools designed to assess all relevant effects, as well as informal (intuitive) elements to allow for flexible policy design and evaluation. When setting up an integrated micro-macro (IMM) model we are trying to over-come two major shortcomings in actual policy design and analysis: Firstly, to bridge the gap between the scientific requirements of model-based decision making and evaluation and the practical requirement for flexible and easy to use decision support tools that are well suited for day-to-day application. Secondly, to address the observed discrepancy in policy analysis between programme monitoring and evaluation realized at a highly aggregate level using quantitative macromodels (the so called “top down” approach) and the highly disaggregated approach to project evaluation, marked as micro- or “bottom up”-approaches.

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Paper provided by GEFRA - Gesellschaft fuer Finanz- und Regionalanalysen in its series Working Papers with number 1-2006.

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Length: 91 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2006
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Handle: RePEc:gef:wpaper:1-2006

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  1. John Bradley, 2010. "EU Cohesion Policy at the Time of Economic Crisis: Assessing the Impact on Small Open Economies," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 2, pages 3-23.
  2. John Bradley, 2010. "EU Cohesion Policy in a Period of Economic Crisis: Evaluating Impacts in Small Open Economies," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 7, pages 50-67.
  3. Bade, Franz-Josef & Alm, Bastian, 2010. "Endbericht zum Gutachten Evaluierung der Gemeinschaftsaufgabe "Verbesserung der regionalen Wirtschaftsstruktur" (GRW) durch einzelbetriebliche Erfolgskontrolle für den Förderzeitraum 1999-," EconStor Research Reports 93487, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.
  4. Morgenroth, Edgar, 2011. "How Can We Improve Evaluation Methods for Public Infrastructure?," Papers EC2, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
  5. John Bradley & Gerhard Untiedt, 2012. "Assessing the impact of EU Cohesion Policy: What can economic models tell us?," HERMIN Economic Papers 2-2012, HERMIN.
  6. Gerhard Untiedt & John Bradley, 2012. "Future perspectives of EU Cohesion Policy," Working Papers 7-2012, GEFRA - Gesellschaft fuer Finanz- und Regionalanalysen.

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