Katedra Zastosowań Matematyki zaprasza na seminarium.
Termin i miejsce: 23.05.2016 r. (pon.), g. 12:15, s. 3/8, b. 34.
Prelegent: mgr Olga Zajkowska (współautorzy referatu: Jan Fidrmuc, Martin Hulenyi).
Tytuł: „Environmental Protection, Cohesion Policy and Regional Economies in the EU”.
We consider the effects of establishing environmental conservation areas under the EU’s Natura 2000 program on regional economic development in the European Union. We find that regions in which Natura 2000 sites are created tend to experience an acceleration of economic growth in the subsequent period. Our results suggest that it is the creation of environmentally protected regions that is associated with an improvement in growth, rather than the reverse causality, whereby faster-growing regions are more likely to grant protection to endangered species and habitats. The effect of having conservation areas is economically significant when compared to the effect of receiving Cohesion Policy payments.