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EVENTS.

Results.

PUBLICATIONS.

Published papers by project members ARTICLES 1. Alin Marius Andries, Nicu Marcu, Florin Oprea and Mihaela Tofan (2018) Financial Infrastructure and Access to Finance for European SMEs, Sustainability, 10(10), 3400 | link Abstract: In this article we assess credit rationing across European countries by analyzing the impact of banking competition on the access to finance of firms. The importance of the financial sector in promoting the sustainable economy is recognized by the European Union, that has taken the lead in efforts to build a financial system that supports sustainable growth. However, it should be acknowledged that in highly competitive business environments, it is not easy to challenge the existing paradigms, since companies need to be profitable in addition to improving their environmental performance. Using data from European firms Survey on the Access to Finance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), our results, using Probit regression, support the Market Power Hypothesis, outlining that more concentrated banking markets are characterized by higher levels of credit rationing. Also, our results reveal that small firms are more credit rationed compared to large firms. The analysis shows that financial constraints are stronger in the countries more affected by the financial crisis. 2. Alexandru Pavel, Bogdan Moldovan, Bogdana Neamtu and Cristina Hintea (2018) Are Investments in Basic Infrastructure the Magic Wand to Boost the Local Economy of Rural Communities from Romania?, Sustainability, 10(10), 3384 | doi:10.3390/su10103384 Abstract: This article investigates if public investments in rural basic infrastructure represent the best strategy for boosting the local economy of rural communities from Romania. The article focuses on one specific program implemented under the Cohesion policy in the framework of the National Plan for Rural Development, called Measure 322. Geographically, the research included a sample of rural communities from the North-Western Region of Romania. Moreover, the study also looks at other determinants of local economic development (LED), rather than infrastructure investments, with a focus on certain features characterizing Romanian rural communities such as population size, isolation from urban centers, connection with European and national roads networks, educational stock, etc. The research included three steps, namely the construction of the LED Index, a cvasi-experimental research, and a regression model. Our main findings seem to suggest that, while investments in infrastructure do help, the development gap between beneficiaries and non- beneficiaries remains relatively the same. In terms of determinants of LED level, percentage of population with a university degree and connection to a European road are the most significant in the Romanian rural context.
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ReGrowEU KICKOFF CONFERENCE | 25-26 October 2018, IASI – ROMANIA Programme  | Photos Transylvanian International Conference in Public Administration, 3 rd edition | 25-26 October 2018, IASI – ROMANIA Programme  | Photos

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION.

1. Alexandru BANICA (2018), Are smart cities more resilient? Evidences from Romanian urban areas, The MacroTrend Conference on Social Sciences, Paris, France 2. Gabriela-Carmen PASCARIU, Ramona ȚIGĂNAȘU (2018) Resilience and regional development. Relevance for the EU’s peripheral regions, EU Eastern Borders: Attitudes – Approaches – Agendas, Debrecen, Hungary 3. Gabriela-Carmen PASCARIU (2018) Urban diagnostics, Cities4People: Inteligent data analytics for next-gen cities, ”s Hertogenbosch, JADS, Netherland 4. Gabriela-Carmen PASCARIU, Ramona ȚIGĂNAȘU (2018) Core-periphery structural differentiation and the European Cohesion Policy. How could the resilience approach respond to the current challenges?, Jean Monnet Conference “Moldova towards EU’s regional and cross-border development”, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova 5. Loredana-Maria SIMIONOV  (2018) Global and geopolitical risks in the EU: the necessity to integrate resilience in contemporary policy-making, Jean Monnet Conference “Moldova towards EU’s regional and cross-border development”, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova 6. CĂRBUNE, Anatolie, Rezilienta statelor din cadrul Parteneriatului Estic, Jean Monnet Conference “Moldova towards EU’s regional and cross-border development”, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova 7. Radu RĂDULESCU, Contributiile turismului la rezilienta economica. Spania - studiu de caz, Jean Monnet Conference “Moldova towards EU’s regional and cross-border development”, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova 8. Gabriela-Carmen PASCARIU, Ramona ȚIGĂNAȘU (2018) Human capital and resilience. European evidence, Jean Monnet Conference “Moldova towards EU’s regional and cross-border development”, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova 9. Bianca-Veronica RADU (2018) The Influence of Collaborative Emergency Management on the Community Resilience in the Case of Emergency Situations, Regional Studies Association Winter Conference, New Horizons for Cities and Regions in a Changing World, London, United Kingdom 10. Calin HINȚEA (2018) Quality of life in Cluj metropolitan area, Transylvanian International Conference in Public Administration, 3 rd edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 11. Bianca ADRIANU (2018)  The level of digitalization of public services in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvanian International Conference in Public Administration, 3 rd edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 12. Georgiana AVRAM (2018) Child friendly street design in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Transylvanian International Conference in Public Administration, 3 rd edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 13. Dacian-Cosmin DRAGOȘ (2018) Lifecycle thinking in the EU Public Procurement Law, 4th Interdisciplinary Symposium in Public Procurement, Paris, France 14. Daniela-Luminița CONSTANTIN, Smart, Resilient Cities and the Search for Happiness, CITIES4PEOPLE: Inteligent Data Analytics for Next-Gen Cities, JADS, ”S-Hertogenbosch, Olanda
© Centre for European Studies - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași

Results.

PUBLICATIONS.

Published papers by project members ARTICLES 1. Alin Marius Andries, Nicu Marcu, Florin Oprea  and Mihaela Tofan (2018) Financial Infrastructure and Access to Finance for European SMEs, Sustainability, 10(10), 3400 | link Abstract: In this article we assess credit rationing across European countries by analyzing the impact of banking competition on the access to finance of firms. The importance of the financial sector in promoting the sustainable economy is recognized by the European Union, that has taken the lead in efforts to build a financial system that supports sustainable growth. However, it should be acknowledged that in highly competitive business environments, it is not easy to challenge the existing paradigms, since companies need to be profitable in addition to improving their environmental performance. Using data from European firms Survey on the Access to Finance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), our results, using Probit regression, support the Market Power Hypothesis, outlining that more concentrated banking markets are characterized by higher levels of credit rationing. Also, our results reveal that small firms are more credit rationed compared to large firms. The analysis shows that financial constraints are stronger in the countries more affected by the financial crisis. 2. Alexandru Pavel, Bogdan Moldovan, Bogdana Neamtu and Cristina Hintea (2018) Are Investments in Basic Infrastructure the Magic Wand to Boost the Local Economy of Rural Communities from Romania?, Sustainability, 10(10), 3384 | doi:10.3390/su10103384 Abstract: This article investigates if public investments in rural basic infrastructure represent the best strategy for boosting the local economy of rural communities from Romania. The article focuses on one specific program implemented under the Cohesion policy in the framework of the National Plan for Rural Development, called Measure 322. Geographically, the research included a sample of rural communities from the North-Western Region of Romania. Moreover, the study also looks at other determinants of local economic development (LED), rather than infrastructure investments, with a focus on certain features characterizing Romanian rural communities such as population size, isolation from urban centers, connection with European and national roads networks, educational stock, etc. The research included three steps, namely the construction of the LED Index, a cvasi- experimental research, and a regression model. Our main findings seem to suggest that, while investments in infrastructure do help, the development gap between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries remains relatively the same. In terms of determinants of LED level, percentage of population with a university degree and connection to a European road are the most significant in the Romanian rural context.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION.

1. Alexandru BANICA (2018), Are smart cities more resilient? Evidences from Romanian urban areas The MacroTrend Conference on Social Sciences, Paris, France 2. Gabriela-Carmen PASCARIU, Ramona ȚIGĂNAȘU (2018) Relevance for the EU’s peripheral regions, EU Eastern Borders: Attitudes – Approaches – Agendas, Debrecen, Hungary 3. Gabriela-Carmen PASCARIU (2018) Urban diagnostics, Cities4People: Inteligent data analytics for next-gen cities, ”s Hertogenbosch, JADS, Netherland 4. Gabriela-Carmen PASCARIU, Ramona ȚIGĂNAȘU (2018) and the European Cohesion Policy. How could the resilience approach respond to the current challenges?, Jean Monnet Conference “Moldova towards EU’s regional and cross-border development”, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova 5. Loredana-Maria SIMIONOV  (2018) Global and geopolitical risks in the EU: the necessity to integrate resilience in contemporary policy-making, Jean Monnet Conference “Moldova towards EU’s regional and cross-border development”, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova 6. CĂRBUNE, Anatolie, Rezilienta statelor din cadrul Parteneriatului Estic “Moldova towards EU’s regional and cross-border development”, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova 7. Radu RĂDULESCU, Contributiile turismului la rezilienta economica. Spania - studiu de caz Monnet Conference “Moldova towards EU’s regional and cross-border development”, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova 8. Gabriela-Carmen PASCARIU, Ramona ȚIGĂNAȘU (2018) evidence, Jean Monnet Conference “Moldova towards EU’s regional and cross-border development”, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova 9. Bianca-Veronica RADU (2018) The Influence of Collaborative Emergency Management on the Community Resilience in the Case of Emergency Situations Conference, New Horizons for Cities and Regions in a Changing World, London, United Kingdom 10. Calin HINȚEA (2018) Quality of life in Cluj metropolitan area Conference in Public Administration, 3 rd edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 11. Bianca ADRIANU (2018)  The level of digitalization of public services in Cluj-Napoca Transylvanian International Conference in Public Administration, 3 rd edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 12. Georgiana AVRAM (2018) Child friendly street design in Cluj-Napoca, Romania International Conference in Public Administration, 3 rd edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 13. Dacian-Cosmin DRAGOȘ (2018) Lifecycle thinking in the EU Public Procurement Law, 4th Interdisciplinary Symposium in Public Procurement, Paris, France 14. Daniela-Luminița CONSTANTIN, Smart, Resilient Cities and the Search for Happiness, CITIES4PEOPLE: Inteligent Data Analytics for Next-Gen Cities, JADS, ”S-Hertogenbosch, Olanda
ReGrowEU KICKOFF CONFERENCE | 25-26 October 2018, IASI – ROMANIA Programme  | Photos Transylvanian International Conference in Public Administration, 3 rd edition | 25-26 October 2018, IASI – ROMANIA Programme  | Photos