Community Role in Regional Policy

  • Alec Cairncross
  • Herbert Giersch
  • Alexandre Lamfalussy
  • Giuseppe Petrilli
  • Pierre Uri


Wide regional differences in economic opportunities and performance have long existed between different parts of Western Europe. They exist also within the individual countries of the European Community and have persisted over many years in spite of strenuous efforts to assist the more backward regions and depressed areas.


European Community Regional Development Member Country Regional Policy Advanced Region 
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Notes and References

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© Institut für Weltwirtschaft an der Universität Kiel 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alec Cairncross
  • Herbert Giersch
  • Alexandre Lamfalussy
  • Giuseppe Petrilli
  • Pierre Uri

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