Better policies through ex ante conditionality? A comparison of digital growth investment choices in Cohesion policy programmes 2007-13 and 2014-20

Abstract

The literature on the use of conditionalities in public policies is replete but there is no consensus on the effectiveness of this type of tool and no systematic attempts have yet been made to empirically test this in the specific context of cohesion policy. This paper provides a first empirical investigation of this, focusing on the investments for digital growth in the EU’s less developed and transition regions and hypothesising that, thanks to ex ante conditionality 2.1 (Annex XI CPR), the programmes of these regions have become better targeted.

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Keywords

Fondi strutturali, Politiche comunitarie, Digital economy

Citation

Reggi L., Scicchitano S., Polverari L., Better policies through ex ante conditionality? A comparison of digital growth investment choices in Cohesion policy programmes 2007-13 and 2014-20, Intervento a " Regional Studies Association Annual Conference", Santiago de Compostela, 5-7 June 2019 <http://oa.inapp.org/xmlui/handle/20.500.12916/433>

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