DP2113 | The Redistributive Effects of the EU Budget: an Analysis and Some Reflections on the Agenda 2000 Negotiations

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This paper analyzes the redistributive effects of the EU budget during the period 1986-97 and advances a proposal for setting member countries' budgetary balances in a manner consistent with a simple equity criterion based on relative income per capita.