Drawing on the experience of existing EU member as well as on the latest developments in growth theory and economic geography.
Regional policy in Europe intends to promote income growth in less developed regions. This text brings together the views of leading academics, European Commission representatives and senior policy makers from national governments in charge of regional policy.
Table of Contents
Overview 1 (18)
Public Policies and Economic Geography 19 (14)
Regional Policies and EU Enlargement 33 (62)
Discussion of ``Regional Policies and EU 95 (12)
Enlargement'' by Boldrin and Canova, and
``Public Policies and Economic Geography''
Issues and Constraints of Regional 107(12)
European Integration, Regional Policy, and 119(10)
the Nonintervention ``Hands-off'' Approach:
Some Comments on the Boldrin and Canova
Regional Policy Experience in Southern Italy 129(6)
European Union Regional Aid and Irish 135(18)
Does Cohesion Policy Work? Some General 153(14)
Considerations and Evidence from Spain
Angel de la Fuente
Do Structural Actions Contribute to Reduced 167(10)
Regional Disparities in the European Union?
Impact of Regional Aid on Catalonia 177(6)
Real Convergence in the Slovak Republic and 183(12)
European Union Regional Funds
The Role of EU Regional Aid in Economic 195(6)
Convergence in Slovenia
Managing European Union Funds in the 201(18)
Candidate Countries: Administrative
Organization and Resource Distribution
Managing European Union Regional Aid in 219(6)
Central and Eastern European Countries: Do
the Countries Need Development Aid?
Managing Regional Aid in Latvia 225(2)
Discussion Notes 227(4)
Luis Madureira Pires
What Future for EU Regional Policy? 231(10)
Discussion Notes 241(8)
Conclusions of the Conference 249(6)