Infrastructure and the Complexity of Economic Development

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The book examines the complex relationships between infrastructure and the rest of the economy. In particular, it focuses on the contentious issue of whether infrastructure investments stimulate productivity growth, issues of pricing and ownership, and also development problems such as environmental damage. Methods range from traditional production function models and compensating variation approaches to nonlinear methods of dynamic analysis. There is a unique emphasis on the ability of these different methods to...
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Overview

The book examines the complex relationships between infrastructure and the rest of the economy. In particular, it focuses on the contentious issue of whether infrastructure investments stimulate productivity growth, issues of pricing and ownership, and also development problems such as environmental damage. Methods range from traditional production function models and compensating variation approaches to nonlinear methods of dynamic analysis. There is a unique emphasis on the ability of these different methods to allow for the complex interdependencies involved. Six of the fifteen papers deal with these methodological aspects, whereas the remainder addresses specific cases or examples in a variety of countries (Europe, USA and developing countries).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642802683
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/14/2011
  • Series: Advances in Spatial Science Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Infrastructure and the Complexity of Economic Development: An Exploratory Introduction.- A: Infrastructure And Productivity.- 2. Infrastructure and Manufacturing Productivity: Regional Accessibility and Development Level Effects.- 3. Assessing the Role of Infrastructure in France by Means of Regionally Estimated Production Functions.- 4. The Linkage Between Transportation Infrastructure Investment and Productivity: A U.S. Federal Research Perspective.- 5. Public Capital, Private Sector Productivity and Economic Growth: A Macroeconomic Perspective.- B: Infrastructure Policy: Pricing And Ownership Issues.- 6. Infrastructure, Wages and Land Prices.- 7. Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in California: A Critical Evaluation.- 8. Does Multiplicity Matter more than Ownership in the Efficiency of Infrastructure Services?.- 9. Ownership, Investment and Pricing of Transport and Communications Infrastructure.- C: The Complexity Of Economic Development.- 10. Complexity, Adaptability and Flexibility in Infrastructure and Regional Development: Insights and Implications for Policy Analysis and Planning.- 11. Production Milieu and Competitive Advantages.- 12. A Review of Infrastructure’s Impact on Economic Development.- 13. Infrastructure and Urban Development: The Case of the Amsterdam Orbital Motorway.- 14. Innovative Capacity, Infrastructure and Regional Policy.- 15. Valuations of Environmental Externalities: Some Recent Results.- Author Index.- List of Contributors.
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