ALLOCATION OF STRUCTURAL FUNDS BEFORE AND AFTER THE BREXIT: AN EXERCISE IN THE ECONOMICS OF CAKE-SHARING

ALLOCATION OF STRUCTURAL FUNDS BEFORE AND AFTER THE BREXIT: AN EXERCISE IN THE ECONOMICS OF CAKE-SHARING

by Wim Heijman

What impact has the Brexit on the allocation of money from the structural funds? As the UK is a net contributor to the EU budget, the budget for Structural and Cohesion Policy will shrink. This will have an impact on the allocations of the structural funds to the remaining members of the EU. In order to estimate the allocation of the structural funds to the remaining EU members an allocation model is developed in this article. It appears that the model results do not only show the sharing of the cake, but also the size of it.

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DOI: 10.19041/APSTRACT/2017/3-4/10

APSTRACT, Vol 11. Number 3-4. 2017.