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Œconomica by SOREC
Oana Maria STEPAN
Universitatea din Craiova
The hypothesis from which this research starts is represented by one of the biggest problems of the Cohesion Policy, namely the degree of difficulty related on demonstrating its efficiency results. With more than forty years of interventions, the contribution of the Cohesion Policy reported to the economic development and growth is uncertain. Hence, the necessity for modernization of this policy and instruments, taking into account both the weaknesses and the emergent challenges brought in the European economy and society. The present research proposes some dynamic analyses of the evolution and effects generated by the Cohesion Policy, of the trends and nature of change, as well as the main factors that have facilitated or restricted the policy reform over time.

ŒCONOMICA no. 1/2017
Keywords: EU structural funds, Cohesion Policy, economic growth, EU development, intervention/financing impact
JEL: E32, E47, F43
Economic Growth Analysis Based on the Cohesion Policy Instruments [Analiza creşterii economice bazată pe instrumentele politicii de coeziune]