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Regionální disparity a financování regionální politiky - některé poznatky z České republiky
[Regional Disparities and Financing of Regional Policy - Some Lessons from the Czech Republic]

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  • Oldřich Hájek
  • Jiří Novosák
  • Petr Zahradník
  • Pavel Bednář

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This paper deals with the relationship between regional disparities and financing of regional policy. The Czech Republic and the Convergence goal of cohesion policy were chosen as a case study. Four themes are discussed in this regard. First, the spatial distribution of funds is analyzed with respect to the disparity goal of regional policy. Second, the coherence of regional policy on different regional levels is evaluated. Third, the differences in evaluations based on the seat of applicants on one hand and place of realization on the other are discussed. Finally, some thematic issues are considered. Our findings point at some ambivalent conclusions with respect to both, the disparity goal and the coherence of regional policy on different regional levels. In addition, the differences in the both forms of evaluations are emphasized.

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  • Oldřich Hájek & Jiří Novosák & Petr Zahradník & Pavel Bednář, 2012. "Regionální disparity a financování regionální politiky - některé poznatky z České republiky
    [Regional Disparities and Financing of Regional Policy - Some Lessons from the Czech Republic]
    ," Politická ekonomie, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2012(3), pages 330-348.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2012:y:2012:i:3:id:845:p:330-348
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    Keywords

    European Union; Czech Republic; regional policy; regional disparities; regional development; cohesion policy;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • O22 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Project Analysis
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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