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Title:European integration and the case for compensatory regional policy PDF Logo
Authors:Krieger-Boden, Christiane
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:Kieler Arbeitspapiere 1135
Abstract:The ongoing process of European integration is likely to increase trade and factor mobility thereby increasing interregional competition and affecting the interregional division of labor. From a theoretical standpoint, rising specialization and polarization of European regions may result from this process, and may entail a growing core-periphery-divide of regional income. Such a supposition evokes questions on the need of an accompanying compensatory regional policy and its adequate design. I find that a case for regional policy cannot be denied, but that the EU largely overstates the need for such a policy at EU level, and should abstain from direct structural interventions into regional economies.
Subjects:integration
regional policy
regional specialization
regional polarization
EU structural policy
JEL:F12
F15
N11
R12
R58
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
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