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Konvergenz- und Wachstumseffekte der europäischen Regionalpolitik in Deutschland

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  • Wolfgang Eggert
  • Maximilian von Ehrlich
  • Robert Fenge
  • Günther König

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This article analyses the impact of EU structural policy on the economic development of German regions between 1995 and 2004. In this period East-German regions have converged, while regional disparities have been increasing in West-Germany. In addition East-German Landkreise have caught up with poor western regions. However the overall gap between rich and poor Landkreise has risen. Economic theory describes a trade-off between regional convergence and aggregate growth. Our empirical findings support this hypothesis. It is shown that the EU's regional transfers speed up convergence, but have a negative impact on long-run aggregate growth. Copyright 2007 die Autoren Journal compilation 2007, Verein für Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Wolfgang Eggert & Maximilian von Ehrlich & Robert Fenge & Günther König, 2007. "Konvergenz- und Wachstumseffekte der europäischen Regionalpolitik in Deutschland," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 8(2), pages 130-146, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:perwir:v:8:y:2007:i:2:p:130-146
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