Join to Prosper?

Kyklos, Vol 72, No 2, 2019, Forthcoming

36 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2016 Last revised: 20 Oct 2018

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Thomas Barnebeck Andersen

University of Southern Denmark - Department of Business and Economics

Mikkel Barslund

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Pieter Vanhuysse

University of Southern Denmark

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Date Written: June 1, 2016

Abstract

We ask whether EU membership has been associated with increased domestic economic growth. Using different causal identification strategies, different time periods, different country samples, and different datasets, we are unable to demonstrate the presence of a membership growth premium. This may reflect that GDP data are too noisy and/or causal identification too complicated, in which case we should remain agnostic about the EU’s growth impact. Alternatively, it may reflect that EU membership simply has no effect on prosperity.

Keywords: EU membership, economic growth, single market

JEL Classification: F43, F45, O4, P2

Suggested Citation

Andersen, Thomas Barnebeck and Barslund, Mikkel and Vanhuysse, Pieter, Join to Prosper? (June 1, 2016). Kyklos, Vol 72, No 2, 2019, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2793737 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2793737

Thomas Barnebeck Andersen (Contact Author)

University of Southern Denmark - Department of Business and Economics ( email )

Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense, 5000
Denmark

Mikkel Barslund

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

1 Place du Congres, 1000
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

Pieter Vanhuysse

University of Southern Denmark ( email )

Campusvej 55
DK 5230 Odense
Denmark

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