Quotation Breuss, Fritz, Egger, Peter, Pfaffermayr, Michael. 2010. Structural Funds, EU Enlargement, and the Redistribution of FDI in Europe. Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv (Review of World Economics) 146 (3): 469-494.




The EU enlargements of 2004 led to a redirection of Structural and Cohesion Funds expenditures from EU-15 to new EU members as did those of 2007. This redistribution of funds makes the accession countries even more attractive as a location of FDI. Using a logistic regressions approach, this paper shows that a reallocation of structural funds as outlined in Agenda (For a stronger and wider union, COM(97) 2000 final, 2000) and successive revisions of the financial perspectives for an enlarged union leads to a redistribution of FDI by approximately 4-8 percentage points from the current EU members to the accession countries(2004 scenario) and 7-10 percentage points (2007 scenario), respectively.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Review of World Economics
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new VW-D
Language English
Title Structural Funds, EU Enlargement, and the Redistribution of FDI in Europe
Volume 146
Number 3
Year 2010
Page from 469
Page to 494
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.springerlink.com/content/1610-2878/146/3/


Breuss, Fritz (Details)
Egger, Peter (Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, Ifo München, Germany)
Pfaffermayr, Michael (Universität Innsbruck, Austria)
Department of Economics (Badinger) (Details)
Europainstitut (Badinger) (Former organization)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5115 European integration (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
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