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Does infrastructure investment lead to economic growth or economic fragility? Evidence from China

Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier and Daniel Lunn.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Publicly Provided Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems. 13419 words.

China’s three-decade infrastructure investment boom shows few signs of abating. Is China’s economic growth a consequence of its purposeful investment? Is China a prodigy in delivering...

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Farther on down the Road: Transport Costs, Trade and Urban Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Adam Storeygard.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economic Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems. 17963 words.

This article investigates the role of intercity transport costs in determining the income of sub-Saharan African cities. In particular, focusing on fifteen countries whose largest city is a...

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Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links

Filipe Campante and David Yanagizawa-Drott.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

August 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems. 24398 words.

Abstract

We study the impact of international long-distance flights on the global spatial allocation of economic activity. To identify causal effects, we...

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Regional Agreements and Welfare in the South: When Scale Economies in Transport Matter

Céline Carrère.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economic Development; Transportation Systems. 8487 words.

By taking into account scale economies in transport, this paper challenges the accepted pessimistic view that regional preferential trade agreements (PTAs) between developing countries are...

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Regions and material flows: investigating the regional branching and industry relatedness of port traffics in a global perspective

César Ducruet and Hidekazu Itoh.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2016; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Transportation Systems; Economic Development; Industry Studies. 10050 words.

This article proposes a quantitative analysis of the interdependencies between port specialization and regional specialization across the world. A global database is elaborated, covering...

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The role of major infrastructure in subregional economic development: an empirical study of airports and cities

Julie Cidell.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2015; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Regional Government Analysis; Transport; Transportation Systems; Economic Development. 9472 words.

The link between airports, air service and regional economic development has been well-established and used to justify airport expansion at the expense of local communities because of...

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Urban fiscal austerity, infrastructure provision and the struggle for regional transit in ‘Motor City’

Stephen Hall and Andrew E. G. Jonas.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regional Government Analysis; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Transportation Systems; Economic Development. 9239 words.

Studies suggest that urban fiscal crises trigger the institutional separation of strategic services from general purpose municipal functions. Traditional reformists have highlighted the...

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Urban infrastructure for development

Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies; Transportation Systems. 9703 words.

The paper discusses the importance of infrastructure investment in growing cities, arguing that, in addition to its direct benefits, infrastructure plays crucial roles in enabling density...

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