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Fondos estructurales y política regional en la Unión Europea


  • Ernest Reig

    () (Universitat de València)


The present work examines the reasons that gave rise to European Regional Policy and describes its principles and basic objectives, as well as the operational transformations it underwent from the 1988 Structural Fund reform till the approval of the Agenda 2000. Its ability to correct regional imbalances is subsequently compared with the limited ability of European Public Finance to carry out some of the functions performed by central governments in States with a federal political structure, which results in disparity between regional income levels and the corresponding tax balances. Finally, the achievements and limitations of European Regional Policy are assessed on a wide basis rather than on budgetary aspects alone.

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  • Ernest Reig, 2000. "Fondos estructurales y política regional en la Unión Europea," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 35, pages 57-84, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2000:i:35:p:57-84

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    European Regional Policy; Regional Programming; Structural Funds; Regional Tax Balances; Regional Imbalances.;

    JEL classification:

    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration


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