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Ripples in a Rising Tide: Why Some EU Regions Receive More Structural Funds than Others

@article{Bodenstein2008RipplesIA,
  title={Ripples in a Rising Tide: Why Some EU Regions Receive More Structural Funds than Others},
  author={Thilo Bodenstein and Achim Kemmerling},
  journal={Political Institutions: International Institutions eJournal},
  year={2008}
}
We investigate the distribution of European Union (EU) Structural Funds across EU regions. We draw from literature concerning the political economy of national intergovernmental grants, and regarding the EU’s two-tiered bargaining process. Bargaining over the distribution of Structural Funds takes place between regions and their respective national governments, but is also influenced by bargaining that occurs on an intergovernmental level. We test our claims with a data set containing the… 
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