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European Union Enlargement, European Spatial Development Perspective and Regional Policy: Lessons from Population Potentials

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  • Faíña, Andrés

    () (University of A Coruña)

  • López-Rodríguez, Jesús

    () (University of A Coruña)

Abstract

This paper applies the concept of population potential to study the spatialstructure of the European Economic Space-EU15 and its main changes with theenlargement to Central and Eastern European Countries. The analysis shows a reinforcementof the central areas and a widening and displacement to the East of themiddle areas in the European spatial pattern. Moreover population potential allows usto highlight some policy guidelines for the European Spatial Development Perspectiveand for the future of the European Regional Policy.

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  • Faíña, Andrés & López-Rodríguez, Jesús, 2006. "European Union Enlargement, European Spatial Development Perspective and Regional Policy: Lessons from Population Potentials," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 9, pages 3-21.
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    1. Atnashev, Timur M. & Balobanov, A.E., 2016. "The Ratio of Project Management Tools and 'Classical' Public Service in OECD Countries and Developing Countries," Working Papers 2869, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

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    Keywords

    European Economic Space; EU enlargement; Population Potential; Market Potential; Spatial Planning;

    JEL classification:

    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • N30 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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