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The Impact of Structural Funds Policy on European Regions Growth. A Theoretical and Empirical Approach

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  • Mari-Carmen Puigcerver-PeUNICODE{0xf1}alver

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In this paper we try to estimate the impact of Structural Funds on the growth rates of Objective 1 European regions during the two first Programming periods (1989-2000). For that purpose, we develop a ''hybrid'' model of economic growth that partially endogenizes the rate of technical progress and we test its main implications following a panel data approach. Our results suggest that Structural Funds have positively influenced the growth process of Objective 1 regions although their impact has been much stronger during the first Programming period than during the second. The same quantitative difference between the two Programming periods appears on the estimated rates of beta -convergence and the catching-effect

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  • Mari-Carmen Puigcerver-PeUNICODE{0xf1}alver, 2004. "The Impact of Structural Funds Policy on European Regions Growth. A Theoretical and Empirical Approach," Econometric Society 2004 Latin American Meetings 141, Econometric Society.
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    1. Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés & Novak, Katja, 2013. "Learning processes and economic returns in European Cohesion policy," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 25, pages 1-20.

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    growth; convergence; catch-up; structural funds;

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    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General

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