May 27, 2005

New economic geography, empirics, and regional policy

There are doubts about the effectiveness of regional policy. Well known are the fruitless attempts of Italy to bridge the gap between the Mezzogiorno and the North and of Germany to bridge the gap between the Neue Länder and the West.

April 9, 2002

Funds and games; the economics of European cohesion policy

How effective is European cohesion policy in reducing regional welfare differences?

May 2, 2001

Capital income taxation in Europe; trends and trade-offs

The EU capital market integrates. Portfolios become more international, cross border mergers are the order of the day, and never before has there been so much foreign direct investment.