Логотип CGES

Factors of the Financial Transfers Redistribution in the European Union

Research project conducted by Andrey Starodubtsev, Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State Universityimplemented in 2008-2009 and resulted into a publication of the CGES Working Paper in 2009

The research started already in 2008 is aimed on the finding out the factors of distribution of financial transfers from the European Union (EU) budget among the EU member states. With the use of political economy models that allow analyzing regional policy in the nation states, the author reveals the strategies of this policy in the EU as well as the results and consequences of such redistribution of funds. The analysis showed that both social-economic and political factors influence on distribution of budgetary transfers in the EU.