Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (10/07/2014 02.16)

Quality of Institutions and Economic Inequality in the Cohesion Policy

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Cohesion Policy, though designed as the main instrument to reduce Europe's social and economic disparities, has been only partially analysed and conceived in terms of its impact on inequality issues. Moreover, recent studies show that quality of institutions is a crucial factor for the effectiveness of Cohesion Policy (Rodriguez-Pose, 2010, RegiosS, 2012). Thanks to newly developed measurements of governance (see Charron, Lapuente, Rothstein, 2013) the relationship between Cohesion Policy and regions' institutional quality, which can also be conceived as a goal per se of Cohesion Policy, can be further explored. The project activities will be carried on through a combination of a quantitative and qualitative approach: a comparative analysis of EU regions with similar institutional and economic traits, statistical analysis to assess the impact of Policy Cohesion on inequality and a mapping of Policy Cohesion best-practices in order to identify the drivers of institutional quality.

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Research Fields

Economics - Political economy
Political sciences - Governance

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Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
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Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
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Public research
Bologna - Italy