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Infrastructure Services and the Productivity of Public Capital: The Case of Streets and Highways

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  • Boarnet, Marlon G.

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Analyzes links between highway congestion, labor productivity, and output for California counties (1977-1988). Finds that congestion reduction is as important to transportation policy as is street and highway construction.

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Article provided by National Tax Association in its journal National Tax Journal.

Volume (Year): 50 (1997)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 39-57

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Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:50:y:1997:i:no._1:p:39-57

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  1. Evans, Paul & Karras, Georgios, 1994. "Are Government Activities Productive? Evidence from a Panel of U.S. States," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 76(1), pages 1-11, February.
  2. Small, Kenneth A., 1983. "The incidence of congestion tolls on urban highways," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 13(1), pages 90-111, January.
  3. Boarnet, Marlon G., 1995. "Transportation Infrastructure, Economic Productivity, and Geographic Scale: Aggregate Growth versus Spatial Redistribution," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt6sj276z4, University of California Transportation Center.
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  8. Gramlich, Edward M, 1994. "Infrastructure Investment: A Review Essay," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 32(3), pages 1176-96, September.
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  1. Alfredo Pereira & Jorge Andraz, 2012. "On the regional incidence of highway investments in the USA," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, Springer, vol. 48(3), pages 819-838, June.
  2. Zhenhua Chen, 2013. "Spatial Impact of Transportation Infrastructure: A Spatial Econometric CGE Approach," ERSA conference papers ersa13p241, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Jeremy B. Rudd, 2000. "Assessing the productivity of public capital with a locational equilibrium model," Finance and Economics Discussion Series, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) 2000-23, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  4. Daniel Montolio & Albert Solé-Ollé, 2009. "Road investment and regional productivity growth: the effects of vehicle intensity and congestion," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 88(1), pages 99-118, 03.
  5. Romano Piras, 2004. "Growth, Congestion of Public Goods, and Second-Best Optimal Policy," Working Papers, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 2004.5, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  6. Miquel-Àngel Garcia-López & Albert Solé-Ollé & Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, 2014. "Do land use policies follow road construction?," Working Papers, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) 2014/2, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  7. Canning, David & Bennathan, Esra, 2000. "The social rate of return on infrastructure investments," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 2390, The World Bank.

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