An assessment of the redistributive function of the EU budget


Pasimeni, P., and Riso, S. (2017). The redistributive function of the EU budget, VOXEU, CEPR, January 19, 2017.

The debate on the future of the EU is likely to gain prominence in 2017, and a key issue will be the reform of the budget of the EU. In order to inform this debate, in this column we present an assessment of the redistributive1 function of the EU budget, based on a comprehensive dataset of actual expenditures and contributions per country, across 15 years (2000-2014).