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Towards the Greater Good? EU Commissionerss Nationality and Budget Allocation in the European Union
Social Science Research Network
We analyze whether the nationalities of EU Commissioners influence budget allocation decisions in favor of their country of origin. This is inherently difficult as no country related data on budget allocations for individual Commissioners are published by the EU. We are the first to propose a solution to this problem by using data on EU funds allocation and focusing on the Commissioners for Agriculture, who are exclusively responsible for a specific fund that accounts for the largest share ofdoi:10.2139/ssrn.2742607 fatcat:ob6eoxukzfbxtkylhokqyslofq