New edition of EIZ Working Papers

The latest edition of EIZ Working Papers brings the paper The Impact Assessment of the EU Pre-Accession Funds on Agriculture and Food Companies: The Croatian Case by Marin Kukoč, Bruno Škrinjarić and Josip Juračak.

This paper evaluates the effect of pre-accession EU grants on beneficiaries in the agri-food sector using a quasi-experimental approach on the case of Croatia. The grants were shown to have a positive effect on firm survival, as well as positive effects on obtaining bank loans and increasing turnover, value added, employment, and total factor productivity.

The publication can be accessed at the Institute's website here.