Open Access Article SciPap-763
Production-Consumption Patterns of Behaviour of European Regions
by Ivana Kraftová 1,* iD icon and Zdeněk Matěja 2

1 Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Pardubice, Studenská 95, Pardubice 53210, Czechia

2 Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Pardubice, Studentská 95, Pardubice 53210, Czechia

* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Abstract: Cohesion policy belongs among the most important fields of EU interests. Its objectives are achieved by many ways with respect to diversity among the European regions at the level of NUTS 2. The aim of this paper is to analyse relevant indicators, and via the evaluation of EU regional policy effectiveness to rewiev difference in the production-consumption patterns of behaviour of European regions; focussing on convergence and variabiliness of these regions. With defined goal in mind, the regions have been classified. To classify the regions, the relational indicator has been created. The relational indicator has been developed as the relationship between the index of relative performance and index of relative consumption sources. The changes of relational indicator, as well as the GDP per capita criterion, have been evaluated in two periods.

Keywords: Cohesion Policy, Convergence, Variability, Production-Consumption Patterns, Classes Of EU Regions

JEL classification:   R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity,   R58 - Regional Development Planning and Policy

SciPap 2015, 23(2), 763

Received: 22 April 2015 / Accepted: 2 September 2015 / Published: 16 September 2015