Seminario: "Active Labour Market Policies and the efficiency of the European Social Fund in Spanish regions"

Seminario: "Active Labour Market Policies and the efficiency of the European Social Fund in Spanish regions"

30/10/2017

Fecha: Lunes 30 de Octubre, Hora: 12:30 Lugar: Aula E28 Autor: Juan González Alegre (Universidad de Málaga)

Resumen/Abstract:

This paper estimates the determinants of public expenditure on Active Labour Market Policies (ALMPs) at the regional level using panel data from a sample of the 17 Spanish regions (1989-2010). The estimations take into account endogeneity, dynamics and spatial dependence among regions. Estimations outcome is interpreted with the help of a simple theoretical model of intergovernmental grants. Results reveal that the European Social Fund is not effective in its aim of promoting ALMPs expenditure and show that rent-seeking when regions compete to attract funds from a common pool provokes the opposite effect, which is exacerbated in the presence of imitation.