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Inter-regional air transport accessibility and macro-economic performance in Japan


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  • Yamaguchi, Katsuhiro


Although there have been various studies on macro-economic effect of public investment, not much attention has been paid to the impact of actual accessibility realized by transport industry and infrastructure. In this paper, we performed a cross-sectional analysis of 47 prefectures in Japan between 1995 and 2000 by Cobb-Douglas production function and growth regression approach. The results explain why deregulation and infrastructure development in air transport during 1990s manifest mixed results of inter-regional accessibility and per-capita GDP growth for core and peripheral areas in Japan.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.

Volume (Year): 43 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 247-258

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Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:43:y:2007:i:3:p:247-258

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Keywords: Air transport Accessibility Macro-economic performance;


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