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Analysis of structural and cohesion funds absorption in Romania


  • Paul RINDERU
  • Cristi SPULBAR

    (University of Craiova)


The present research aims at depicting the main drivers and bottlenecks in the process of structural and cohesion funds absorption in Romania. As these funds are important inflows for the Romanian economy it is highly important to have a clear picture of the current situation, by analyzing the number of projects and corresponding amounts that have been submitted, contracted and reimbursed, respctively. Main conclusions of the study can be used by researchers and practitioners in the field of structural and cohesion funds.

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  • Oana GHERGHINESCU & Paul RINDERU & Cristi SPULBAR, 2009. "Analysis of structural and cohesion funds absorption in Romania," Finante - provocarile viitorului (Finance - Challenges of the Future), University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(9), pages 223-230, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:fpvfcf:v:1:y:2009:i:9:p:223-230

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    Cited by:

    1. Anca Simina POPESCU, 2014. "European Funds – Instrument for Economic Stability/Growth," Finante - provocarile viitorului (Finance - Challenges of the Future), University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(16), pages 190-197, December.
    2. Oana GHERGHINESCU & Paul RINDERU, 2011. "Econometric Models for Analysing the Structural Funds Absorption at Regional Level - Case Study SW Region," Timisoara Journal of Economics, West University of Timisoara, Romania, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 4(3(15)), pages 161-174.
    3. Pautu Sorina & Dogaru Madalin, 2013. "The Main Deficiencies In The Implementation Of The Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 509-515, July.
    4. Boldea Bogdan Ion, 2012. "Analysis Of The Absorption Capacity Of Structural Funds In Romania," Anale. Seria Stiinte Economice. Timisoara, Faculty of Economics, Tibiscus University in Timisoara, vol. 0, pages 577-583, November.

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    structural funds; cohesion funds; funds absorption;

    JEL classification:

    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages


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