Hellenic Open University Conferences, International Conference on Business & Economics of the Hellenic Open University 2017

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The Effects of EU Structural Funds on Domestic Deposits and Growth: Evidence from the Greek Economy: 1986-2013
Spyros Repousis, Panagiotis Liargovas

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Date: 2017-04-22 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Last modified: 2017-04-11

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of EU Structural Funds on domestic deposits in the case of Greece during the period 1986-2013. Structural Funds, as a type of foreign capital inflow are additive to domestic savings and therefore they are expected to cause an increase in domestic savings and growth. Our empirical results do not support this hypothesis. Structural Funds, as other types of foreign assistance can increase consumption, distort individual incentives, and hence offset any positive effect on savings and growth, by encouraging rent-seeking as opposed to productive activities.


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