IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Views on the Absorption Rate of the European Social Fund in Romania

Listed author(s):
  • Laura MARINAS


    (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)



    (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)

Registered author(s):

    Analysis of the absorption rate has a significant importance since it measures the capacity a state or region to make effective and efficient use of the funding available under cohesion policy which is considered the most important EU investment policy. This paper aims to analyze the factors influencing the absorption of EU funds (ESF) in Romania. The analysis will target, in particular the administrative capacity related factors. The methodology developed by the authors to measure absorption capacity was applied to the case of Romania’s ESF funded Operational Programs funded during 2007-2013 under Convergence Objective. The results obtained allowed the authors to reveal the main administrative weaknesses explaining why Romania has very low absorption rate; the bottlenecks identified should be lessons learnt and should beproperly addressed by Romanian policy makers for 2014-2020 programming period.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania in its journal REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2015)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 354-371

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:16:y:2015:i:3:p:354-371
    Contact details of provider: Postal:

    Phone: 0040-01-2112650
    Fax: 0040-01-3129549
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    in new window

    1. Virginia Campeanu, 2014. "Eu Funded Projects: Management Tools For Preventing Fraud. A Comparative Analysis Of Administrative Measures In The Member States," Global Economic Observer, "Nicolae Titulescu" University of Bucharest, Faculty of Economic Sciences;Institute for World Economy of the Romanian Academy, vol. 2(2), pages 178-185, November.
    2. Andrej Horvat & Gunther Maier, 2004. "Regional development, Absorption problems and the EU Structural Funds," ERSA conference papers ersa04p591, European Regional Science Association.
    3. Daniela L. Constantin & Gabriela Dragan & Zizi Goschin & Luiza N. Radu, 2011. "Implications Of The Latest Enlargement On Regional Disparities And Cohesion Policy. A Spotlight On The Eu Funds Absorption," ERSA conference papers ersa10p1141, European Regional Science Association.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:16:y:2015:i:3:p:354-371. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Marian Nastase)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.