European Structural Funds During the Crisis: Evidence from Southern Italy

65 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2016

Date Written: September 22, 2015

Abstract

We investigate the effectiveness of European Structural Funds on employment, population and house prices in 325 Local Labor Markets (LLM) located in Southern Italy. We exploit the variability in disbursements between 2007 and 2013 and estimate the impact of the interventions by allowing for LLM-specific fixed features and LLM-specific time trends. We find that the ability of these funds to offset the negative consequences of the economic crisis seems to have been limited.

Keywords: place-based policies, EU structural funds, local labor markets

JEL Classification: J01, J23, J61

Suggested Citation

Ciani, Emanuele and de Blasio, Guido, European Structural Funds During the Crisis: Evidence from Southern Italy (September 22, 2015). Bank of Italy Temi di Discussione (Working Paper) No. 1029, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2722510 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2722510

Emanuele Ciani

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Guido De Blasio (Contact Author)

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
00184 Roma
Italy

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