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Transport infrastructures, spillover effects and regional growth: evidence of the Spanish case

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  • PEDRO CANTOS
  • MERCEDES GUMBAU‐ALBERT
  • JOAQU�N MAUDOS

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The impact of transport infrastructures on the economic growth of both regions and sectors, distinguishing among modes of transport, is analysed. An attempt is also made to capture the spillover effects associated with transport infrastructures. Two different methodologies are used: the first adopts an accounting approach based on a regression on indices of total factor productivity; the second uses econometric estimates of the production function. Very similar elasticities are obtained with both methodologies for the private sector of the economy, both for the aggregate capital stock of transport infrastructures and for the various types of infrastructure. However, the disaggregated results for sectors of production are not conclusive. The results confirm the existence of very substantial spillover effects associated with transport infrastructures.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Transport Reviews.

Volume (Year): 25 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
Pages: 25-50

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  11. Zhenhua Chen, 2013. "Spatial Impact of Transportation Infrastructure: A Spatial Econometric CGE Approach," ERSA conference papers ersa13p241, European Regional Science Association.
  12. Teresa Garcia-Milà & José Garcia Montalvo, 2013. "A new approach to measure the impact of highways on business location with an application to Spain," Economics Working Papers 1412, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  13. Esteban Fernandez-Vazquez, 2011. "Estimating spatial weighting matrices in cross-regressive models by entropy techniques," ERSA conference papers ersa10p503, European Regional Science Association.

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