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Assessing the effectiveness of EU’s regional policies:a new approach

In this paper, we propose a new methodology for the assessment of EU’s regional policies, making use of the HERMIN macroeconometric model. A major feature of our approach is that allows us to compare the actual evolution of the economy under analysis, with and without European funds, so that we should be able to assess in a more accurate way the effectiveness of the EU aid over the period of analysis. An empirical application of the methodology is also offered, using as a case study an Objective 1 Spanish region, Castilla-La Mancha, traditionally backward but showing in last years a special dynamism.

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Paper provided by Centro de Estudios Andaluces in its series Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces with number E2004/39.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:cea:doctra:e2004_39
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