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The regional impact of EU association agreements: an event analysis approach to the case of Central and Eastern Europe

Vassilis, Monastiriotis, Dimitris, Kallioras and George, Petrakos (2017) The regional impact of EU association agreements: an event analysis approach to the case of Central and Eastern Europe. Regional Studies, 51 (10). pp. 1454-1468. ISSN 0034-3404

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00343404.2016.1198472

Abstract

Although EU association agreements are generally seen as welfare-improving, relatively little is known about their spatial-distributional consequences. We draw on the pre-accession experience of Central and Eastern Europe to estimate the regional growth effects of such agreements using an event-analysis approach. We find that the (positive) growth effects are not constant across phases of association and not evenly distributed across space – with, for example, specialised regions gaining the most in the early association period and more service-sector oriented economies and regions closer to the EU15 gaining the most near accession. We discuss our findings in relation to debates on regional growth in CEE but also in relation to their potential relevance for the new wave of associated countries.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/
Additional Information: © 2016 Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 09:16
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 20:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66777

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