Institutional Harmonization in the Context of Relations between the EU and Its Eastern Neighbours: Costs and Benefits and Methodologies of Their Measurement
CASE Network Reports No. 75
75 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2009
Date Written: April 17, 2009
This paper studies costs and benefits of institutional harmonisation in the context of EU relations with its neighbors. The purpose of this paper is to outline the likely forms of institutional harmonisation between the EU and its Eastern neighbors and provide an overview of the methodologies that can be used in measuring its effects (costs and benefits). This paper serves as a background for two measurement exercises – one on benefits and another on costs – that are to be undertaken during the second stage of research.
Keywords: Institutional harmonization, European integration, European Neighborhood Policy (ENP), market access, non-tariff barriers (NTBs)
JEL Classification: B41, F15, P33
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