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Decentralisation And Regional Disparities In The Context Of The New Cohesion Policy


  • Daniela ANTONESCU

    () (Institute of National Economy)

  • Florina POPA

    () (Institute of National Economy)


The present paper represents an synthesis of the research study Regional Development and Territorial Planning in the Context of the New Cohesion Policy (2014-2020) developed within the "Regional Development in Romania" Priority Programme of National Institute of Economic Research "Costin C. Kiritescu" (2013). The objectives of the research paper are in agreement with current strategic priorities national and community ones. Also, the topics represent the core elements of national and regional debates regarding to importance of decentralization and to the role of regionalization in the current conditions under the incidence of the cohesion policy and globalization. The article intends to analyses synthetically the following aspects: a. the short review of the main models of regional decentralisation within the European Union; b. the main characteristics of the Europe 2020 Strategy; c. the analysis of economic and social disparities at regional level in Romania by making,use of the method of the Gini Struck concentration coefficients.

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  • Daniela ANTONESCU & Florina POPA, 2014. "Decentralisation And Regional Disparities In The Context Of The New Cohesion Policy," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 38(1(47)), pages 167-196, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ine:journl:v:1:y:2014:i:47:p:167-196

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    1. Daniela ANTONESCU & Florina POPA, 2016. "Criteria of Economic and Social Efficiency of Public Administration in Romania," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 43(2(52)), pages 156-184, december.
    2. Zaman, Gheorghe & Georgescu, George & Goschin, Zizi & Antonescu, Daniela & Popa, Florina, 2015. "Dezvoltarea economica endogena la nivel regional. Cazul Romaniei
      [Endogenous economic development at regional level. The case of Romania]
      ," MPRA Paper 70646, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Zaman, Gheorghe & Antonescu, Daniela, 2015. "Endogenous regional growth and foreign trade, in Romania," MPRA Paper 64678, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. repec:rau:journl:v:11:y:2016:i:4.1:p:7-16 is not listed on IDEAS

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    regionalisation; decentralization; Europe 2020; regional disparities;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration


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