We present a novel approach for analyzing the effects of EU cohesion policy on local economic activity. For all municipalities
in the border area of the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland, we collect project-level data on EU funding in the period between
2007 and 2013. Using night light emission data as a proxy for economic development, we show that the receipt of a higher amount
of EU funding is associated with increased economic activity at the municipal level. Our paper demonstrates that remote sensing
data can provide an effective way to model local economic development also in Europe, where no comprehensive cross-border
data is available at such a spatially granular level.
This webinar brings together EU officials and academic researchers to discuss the contribution of EU cohesion policy to the
post-pandemic recovery and impact of the Ukraine war. It will present the key actions and challenges involved in overcoming
current issues and provide an opportunity for discussion and debate between the participants and presenters.
Vortrag, University of Pécs and Online, Pécs, 23.08.2022
Organised by: European Regional Science Association
Roundtable on the 8th Cohesion report. Participation in Panel Discussion with Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano, Marcin
Dąbrowski, TU Delft, Laura De Dominicis, EC, DG REGIO, Philip McCann, Alliance Manchester Business School. Moderator: Alessandro
Rainoldi, European Commission, DG REGIO.
Vortrag, European University Institute, 05.05.2022
Organised by: European University Institute
Participation in Panel Discussion with Sven Giegold, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economics
and Climate, Berlin, and Ivailo Kalfin, Executive Director, Eurofound, Dublin. Moderation: Katharina Gnath, Bertelsmann Stiftung.