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Effects of EU Regional Policy: 1989-2013

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  • Becker, Sascha O.

    (U Warwick, CAGE, CEPR, CESifo, Ifo, and IZA)

  • Egger, Peter H.

    (ETH Zurich, CAGE, CEPR, CESifo, Federal)

  • Ehrlich, Maximilian von

    (U Bern, CAGE, CESifo)

Abstract

We analyze EU Regional Policy during four programming periods: 1989-1993, 1994-1999, 2000-2006, 2007-2013. When looking at all periods, we focus on the growth, employment and investment effects of Objective 1 treatment status. For the two later periods, we additionally look at the effects of the volume of EU transfers, overall and in sub-categories, on various outcomes. We also analyze whether the concentration of payments across spending categories affects the effectiveness if EU transfers. Finally, we pay attention to the role of EU funding for UK regions given the current debate in the UK.

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  • Becker, Sascha O. & Egger, Peter H. & Ehrlich, Maximilian von, 2016. "Effects of EU Regional Policy: 1989-2013," CAGE Online Working Paper Series 271, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).
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    Keywords

    Regional transfers; Heterogeneous local average treatment effects. JEL Classification: C21; O40; H54; R11;
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    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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