Can the promise of EU membership be a regional public good?

In the newest issue of  CASE Studies and Analyses, experts Marek Dąbrowski and Artur Radziwiłł find that the prospects of EU accession and trade liberalization are correlated with the faster pace of economic and institutional reforms in Central Europe, the Balkans and the Baltic states. The study shows that the accession conditionalities established by the EU are more effective in motivating reforms than conditionalities put forth by other international organizations.

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