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The achievements of cohesion policy: long-period evidence on the factors conditioning success and failure from 15 selected regions

Crescenzi, Riccardo and Fratesi, Ugo and Monastiriotis, Vassilis (2016) The achievements of cohesion policy: long-period evidence on the factors conditioning success and failure from 15 selected regions. In: Dotti, Nicola Francesco, (ed.) Learning from Implementation and Evaluation of the EU Cohesion Policy: Lessons from a Research-policy Dialogue. RSA Research Network on Cohesion Policy, Brussels, Belgium, pp. 109-125. ISBN 9782960187908

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Abstract

This paper exploits a unique dataset on regional interventions in 15 beneficiary regions of the European Regional Development Fund over four programming periods (1989-2013) to examine empirically the processes and conditioning factors underpinning success and failure of such interventions over time and across space. Our core results suggest an elevated role for two key policy-design factors in maximising the achievements of Cohesion Policy: planning consistency (confluence between planned and realised expenditures), and alignment between regional needs and programme objectives. Although derived from a ‘selected’ sample, we claim that the obtained results may generalise well beyond the 15 regions studied here.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.regionalstudies.org/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors © CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 09:25
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 11:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68074

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