Title: Ex-ante evaluation of European ICT policies: efficiency vs. cohesion scenarios

Authors: Roberta Capello, Alessia Spairani

Addresses: Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy. ' Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy

Abstract: Whether cohesion or efficiency policies should be encouraged is a major problem for policy makers. The paper conducts an ex-ante evaluation of the EU|s ICT policies on regional development and regional disparities at NUTS 2 level for all 15 EU member states according to efficiency or cohesion ICTs policy options.

Keywords: EU ICT policies; regional growth; regional disparities; cohesion policy; efficiency policy; European Union; regional development; information technology; communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2008.019070

International Journal of Public Policy, 2008 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.261 - 280

Available online: 28 Jun 2008 *

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