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The effect of EU Structural Funds on regional performance
Žďárská, Barbora ; Janský, Petr (advisor) ; Dědek, Oldřich (referee)
The regional policy of the European Union is financed through a system of structural and investment funds, which allocates substantial amounts during each programming period to boost the regional growth. Currently, the regional policy uses almost a half of the European Union's budget. According to such an extensive investment plan it is believed that the structural funding has a positive impact on the regional performance. This thesis provides an analysis of the Objective 1 (Convergence strategy) treatment effect on the regional GDP and employment growth during two last programming periods 2000-2006 and 2007-2013 using mostly nonparametric estimation method of the regression dis- continuity design. The thesis contributes to existing literature since the current research studies do not provide conclusive results. Based on the estimation re- sults we did not find statistically significant effect of the Objective 1 treatment on the GDP per capita growth nor employment growth. These findings are robust to various model specifications and estimation methods. JEL Classification R11, R58, C21, C31 Keywords the European Union, regional policy, the Objec- tive 1, regression discontinuity design Title The effect of EU Structural Funds on regional performance Author's e-mail
Czech System of Compulsory Education - PISA data analysis
Žďárská, Barbora ; Cahlík, Tomáš (advisor) ; Votápková, Jana (referee)
This thesis is aimed at the effect of the educational reform, carried out in 2004, on the performance of Czech students. Moreover, the thesis analyses the impact of factors such as for instance sex, economic and social status, nationality, age on the results of Czech schoolchildren. The thesis deals with the importance of education as an indicator of level of development of a state. For the purposes of the research about educational system the thesis uses data from a survey PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment). The PISA is the best-known international comparative survey for the evaluation of the standard of an educational system of a country. The theoretical part of the thesis gives information about the methodology used during the data collection. The thesis also describes a critical perspective on the assessment, which is considered a controversial topic nowadays. In order to measure the impact of the reform the empirical research works with a pooled cross section containing data from 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012. According to the thesis inquiry performances of pupils are influenced by sex as well as by social and economic status. However, due to a lack of time periods, the analysis fails to measure the effectiveness of the educational reform. The thesis is concerned with themes such as an...

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