project . 2017 - 2023 . On going

EUROPOPULISM

European Integration, Populism and European Cities
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 741643 Call for proposal: ERC-2016-ADG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-ADG Overall Budget: 1,276,250 EURFunder Contribution: 1,276,250 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Oct 2017
    End Date
    31 Mar 2023
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
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Description
Why is it so difficult to achieve further European political integration? This question motivates the first part of the project. The standard approach in economics presumes that integration of countries reflects a tradeoff between economic benefits and the cost of cultural heterogeneity. To assess this tradeoff, we exploit survey data to quantify cultural heterogeneity within and between EU countries, comparing it to the US. We also investigate time variation, to assess whether economic integration led to cultural convergence. Finally, exploiting regional variation, we seek to identify a cultural core and compare it to the economic core of the EU. We conjecture ...
Description
Why is it so difficult to achieve further European political integration? This question motivates the first part of the project. The standard approach in economics presumes that integration of countries reflects a tradeoff between economic benefits and the cost of cultural heterogeneity. To assess this tradeoff, we exploit survey data to quantify cultural heterogeneity within and between EU countries, comparing it to the US. We also investigate time variation, to assess whether economic integration led to cultural convergence. Finally, exploiting regional variation, we seek to identify a cultural core and compare it to the economic core of the EU. We conjecture ...
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