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Julia Bachtrögler-Unger, Mathias Dolls, Carla Krolage, Paul Schüle, Hannes Taubenböck, Matthias Weigand
EU Cohesion Policy on the Ground: Analyzing Small-Scale Effects Using Satellite Data
Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2023, 2023, (103), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2023.103954
We present a novel approach to analyze 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 receiving 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 comprehensive cross-border data are not available at such a spatially granular level.
Forschungsbereich:Regionalökonomie und räumliche Analyse