Effectiveness and efficiency of European Regional Development Fund on separate waste collection: evidence from Italian regions by a stochastic frontier approach
Mariaconcetta Casaccia () and
Alessandro Crociata ()
Additional contact information
Mariaconcetta Casaccia: University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara
Economia Politica: Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics, 2017, vol. 34, issue 1, No 6, 105-137
Abstract The purpose of the present paper is to analyze the results of the impact of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in Convergence regions over the 2007–2013 on separate collection rate of Italian regions. The aim is twofold: propose a groundbreaking analysis that allows us to control both for the effectiveness of the Regulation (EC) No. 1080/2006, by a Difference in differences equation (DID), and the Regions’ efficiency in the separate collection process, by a stochastic frontier analysis (SFA). Specifically, the SFA allows us to model the DID equation in order to take account the regions’ efficiency in the separate collection process in terms of institutional quality. In particular, we use a panel with two dimensions: temporal—9 yearly observations from 2004 to 2012; and cross-sectional—20 regions. The estimates suggest that ERDF have not contributed to reducing the structural divide in Italy and its managerial slack has triggered in the failure of the convergence objective. Policy implications are discussed.
Keywords: Government policy; Recycling; Panel data models; Difference-in-differences treatment effects; Stochastic frontier analysis; Structural fund (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 C22 C23 Q58 Q59 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40888-016-0050-2 Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:epolit:v:34:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s40888-016-0050-2
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
Economia Politica: Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics is currently edited by Alberto Quadrio Curzio
More articles in Economia Politica: Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics from Springer, Fondazione Edison
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().