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Subsidiarity for a Changing Union


Emanuela Carbonara


University of Bologna - Department of Economics

Barbara Luppi


Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) - Faculty of Business and Economics; University of St. Thomas School of Law

Francesco Parisi


University of Minnesota - Law School; University of Bologna

September 28, 2012

Research Handbook on Economics of European Union Law, 95-110 (Elgar, 2012)
Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-52

Abstract:     
In this paper, we develop an economic model of subsidiarity and discuss the ways in which this instrument should best be applied in the context of a changing European Union. The results suggest that the application of the subsidiarity test in the context of a union with growing membership requires both a prospective and retrospective analysis of the reallocation of competences between states and Union. Absent such a dynamic application, the instrument of subsidiarity could become an instrument of entrenched centralization, contrary to its historical origins and functional purpose.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: subsidiarity, centralization, devolution

JEL Classification: D70, H73, K33, P16

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Date posted: October 11, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Carbonara, Emanuela and Luppi, Barbara and Parisi, Francesco, Subsidiarity for a Changing Union (September 28, 2012). Research Handbook on Economics of European Union Law, 95-110 (Elgar, 2012); Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-52. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2153959 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2153959

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Emanuela Carbonara
University of Bologna - Department of Economics ( email )
Piazza Scaravilli 2
Bologna, 40126
Italy
+39 051 2098149 (Phone)
+39 051 2098040 (Fax)
Barbara Luppi (Contact Author)
Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) - Faculty of Business and Economics ( email )
Viale Berengario 51
41100 Modena, Modena 41100
Italy
University of St. Thomas School of Law
MN
United States
Francesco Parisi
University of Minnesota - Law School ( email )
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
University of Bologna ( email )
Piazza Scaravilli 1
40126 Bologna, fc 47100
Italy
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