To what extent do EU Structural Funds complement or substitute domestic public funds? The intended and unintended effects of the transfer of additional funds on recipients' domestic public expenditure structures are considered and their existence is empirically evaluated. After reviewing the literature on the complementarity, substitutability and displacement effects of additional funds on national and regional public expenditures, we empirically assess these effects in relation to EU funds in Italy. The empirical analysis is based on data on the allocation of EU Structural Funds from 1996 to 2010 with a regional and thematic breakdown and on the Italian Regional Public Accounts. The aim is to develop a useful framework, which can aid in effectively assessing to what extent Structural Funds, or other supranational funds, complement domestic public investments. In light of empirical results, the current verification mechanism in force in the EU is examined, stressing potential weaknesses and proposing possible solutions.
|Titolo:||Additionality and regional public finance : Evidence from Italy|
DEL BO, CHIARA FERNANDA MARIA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||additionality; displacement effect; public investment; structural funds; substitution effect; geography, planning and development; environmental science (miscellaneous); public administration; management, monitoring, policy and law|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SECS-P/03 - Scienza delle Finanze|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263774X15614682|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|