Convergence among EU regions, 1990-2001: Quality of national institutions and "objective 1" status

Miguel Lebre de Freitas, Filipa Pereira, Francisco Torres

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Abstract

This article focuses on convergence in terms of output per working age person across regions in the European Union for the period 1990-2001. Controlling for the quafity of national institutions, the authors investigate whether the status of "objective 1" region improves the speed of convergence as compared to what would be expected given the regions' initialconditions. They find evidence of conditional convergence among EU regions, with the quality of national institutions having a positive impact, but no evidence of a correlation between eligibility for objective I and faster convergence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-275
Number of pages6
JournalIntereconomics
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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