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European regional policy: Analysis of the management reports of structural funds 2000-2006


  • Moreno Enguix , María del Rocío

    () (Departamento de Economía Financiera y Contabilidad. Facultad de Economía y Empresa. Universidad de Murcia)

  • Antón Renart , Marcos

    () (Departamento de Economía Financiera y Contabilidad. Universidad de Murcia)

  • Vidal Hernández-Mora, José Antonio

    () (Departamento de Economía Financiera y Contabilidad. Universidad de Murcia)


The present work endeavours to carry out a study of the weaknesses/errors detected by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) in the reports presentedby 15 European countries on the economic and financial management of StructuralFunds in the period ranging from 2000 to 2006. The aim of our study is focusedon the description and analysis of the number and nature of the errors/weaknesses made by the member states, carrying out an empirical analysis on the possiblecauses at the root of this situation, conducting a study with univariate and multivariatestatistical techniques, using a probit choice model type and least squaresestimation. Amongst other conclusions, the current study establishes that the newCouncil Regulation has had an uneven effect on the different countries, and that thevolume of such errors/weaknesses detected in the reports of the EU member statesis linked to the amount of resources allocated to each member state per StructuralFund.

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  • Moreno Enguix , María del Rocío & Antón Renart , Marcos & Vidal Hernández-Mora, José Antonio, 2012. "European regional policy: Analysis of the management reports of structural funds 2000-2006," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 22, pages 35-56.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0019

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    European Court of Auditors; Report Analysis; Structural Funds;

    JEL classification:

    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration


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