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The Regional Effects of European Integration - an Empirical Analysis of Three Enlargement Episodes

  • Peter Huber


This paper analyses the effects of three previous enlargements of the European Union on newly joining and old member states. We find that overall the effects of enlargements on regional employment, wage and population growth, as well as investment rates were small. We also find substantial heterogeneity between different accession episodes, stronger effects on wages than on employment and differences in long-term and medium term effects.

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Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa05p68.

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Date of creation: Aug 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa05p68
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  1. Thiess Büttner & Johannes Rincke, 2004. "Labor Market Effects of Economic Integration - The Impact of Re-Unification in German Border Regions," CESifo Working Paper Series 1179, CESifo Group Munich.
  2. Barjak, Franz & Heimpold, Gerhard, 1999. "Development Problems and Policies at the German Border with Poland," ERSA conference papers ersa99pa136, European Regional Science Association.
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