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Reforming Government Subsidies in the New Member States of the European Union

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  • Alex Segura-Ubiergo
  • Taline Koranchelian
  • Carlos Mulas-Granados

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Subsidy reform has been a key component of the pre-accession reform agenda of the 10 new member states that joined the EU in 2004 (EU-10). During the pre-accession period, these countries had to undertake a number of important structural reforms in their economies. One of the most critical reforms was to reduce, and in some cases, eliminate their subsidy programs. This paper analyzes how key subsidy reforms (in state aid to enterprises, agriculture, energy, and transportation) were carried out in the EU-10 during 1995–2005, and explains observed variations across types of subsidies and across countries. Based on an extensive qualitative analysis, the paper draws lessons for future successful reforms of government subsidies. 32B

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  • Alex Segura-Ubiergo & Taline Koranchelian & Carlos Mulas-Granados, 2008. "Reforming Government Subsidies in the New Member States of the European Union," IMF Working Papers 08/165, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:08/165
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    1. Bacila Nicolae, 2015. "Public Policies To R&D In Romania In The Context Of The Eu State Aid Policy," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 133-141, July.
    2. Ronald Albers & Marga Peeters, 2011. "Food and Energy Prices, Government Subsidies and Fiscal Balances in South Mediterranean Countries," European Economy - Economic Papers 2008 - 2015 437, Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
    3. Marga Peeters & Ronald Albers, 2013. "Food Prices, Government Subsidies and Fiscal Balances in South Mediterranean Countries," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 31(3), pages 273-290, May.
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    5. Áron Kiss, 2009. "Coalition politics and accountability," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 139(3), pages 413-428, June.
    6. Voszka, Éva, 2009. "Versenybarát és versenykorlátozó állam - válság előtt, válság közben
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    7. Nicolae Bacila, 2015. "State aid to R&D in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy," National Strategies Observer (NOS), Institute for World Economy, Romanian Academy, vol. 1.

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