Structural Policies: Wider and More Ambitious

  • Jörg Huffschmid


Structural policies are almost nowhere to be found in the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines aimed at defining the main goals of member countries’ economic policies: these are essentially focused on budget and, more recently, on employment policies. However, structural policies do have an influence on mid-term growth potential, and on the more or less non-egalitarian nature of the growth process, notably as regards the polarization of activities. Innovation and knowledge are major growth factors. Regional policy intervenes or is supposed to intervene dynamically in the reduction of regional inequalities.


Regional Policy Industrial Policy European Level Competition Policy Structural Fund 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Huffschmid
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  1. 1.University of BremenGermany

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