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In tandem for cohesion? Synergies and conflicts between regional and agricultural policies of the European Union

Crescenzi, Riccardo and De Filippis, Fabrizio and Pierangeli, Fabio (2011) In tandem for cohesion? Synergies and conflicts between regional and agricultural policies of the European Union. LSE 'Europe in Question' discussion paper series, 40/2011. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

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Identification Number: 40/2011

Abstract

The paper sets out to analyze the allocations of financial resources accruing to the European regions from the Regional, Rural Development and Agricultural policies of the European Union in order to assess their territorial coordination and synergies and their degree of compatibility with the "general" objective of territorial cohesion. Regression analysis is used to evaluate the relationship between allocated funds (dependent variable) and factors of territorial disadvantage (explanatory variables) covering the 20-year period 1994-2013 and approximately 90% of total Community expenditure. The analysis reveals that both coordination and compatibility with territorial cohesion of the various areas of Community policy have not always improved in response to major policy reforms. The territorial ‘vocation’ of overall Community spending is weakly linked to its distribution among different policies, but it crucially depends upon how each policy area defines appropriate allocation mechanisms and interventions, based upon the characteristics of each region and its ‘local’ needs.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS/LEQSHo...
Additional Information: © 2011 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Econometric Methods: Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C24 - Truncated and Censored Models
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O18 - Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, and Changes
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R58 - Regional Development Policy
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Collections > LSE ‘Europe in Question’ Discussion Paper Series
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 13:47
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 11:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53214

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