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Infrastructure development in China: The cases of electricity, highways, and railways

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  • Bai, Chong-En
  • Qian, Yingyi

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This paper considers the development of the electricity, highway, and railway sectors in China, with special emphasis on investment incentives. Statistical summary of the development of these sectors is offered, followed by a detailed description of the institutional background, including investment and pricing mechanisms. We also analyze investment incentives based on the institutional background and present our estimates of the rates of return to investment in these sectors. It is observed that some of the current practices may serve as useful transitional arrangements even though they are not desirable in the long run.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Comparative Economics.

Volume (Year): 38 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 34-51

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jcecon:v:38:y:2010:i:1:p:34-51

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Keywords: Infrastructure Electricity Highway Railway China;

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  1. Shi, Yingying, 2012. "The Role of Infrastructure Capital in China’s Regional Economic Growth," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, International Association of Agricultural Economists 126547, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  2. Sun, Zhentian & Li, Xuhong & Qiao, Wenxin & Haghani, Ali, 2013. "Entropy-based performance evaluation on institutional structures of trunk highway management—Case study in China," Transport Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 85-91.
  3. Christine J. Richmond & Irene Yackovlev & Shu-Chun S. Yang, 2013. "Investing Volatile Oil Revenues in Capital-Scarce Economies," IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund 13/147, International Monetary Fund.

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