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Public Infrastructure and Wages: Public Capital's Role as a Productive Input and Household Amenity

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  • Douglas R. Dalenberg
  • Mark D. Partridge

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Production function studies typically conclude that public capital plays little role in enhancing productivity. However, others have found that infrastructure and employment growth are positively related. These apparently conflicting results can be reconciled if public capital serves as a household amenity that increases labor supply without dramatically increasing productivity. This study examines the impact of public capital on wages in order to assess whether productivity or amenity effects dominate. For the economy as a whole, the results suggest that highway's strongest role is as a household amenity, however, for the manufacturing sector, the productivity effect of highways appears to dominate.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

Volume (Year): 73 (1997)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 268-284

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:73:y:1997:i:2:p:268-284

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  1. Gustavo Ferro & Omar Chisari, 2010. "Tópicos de Economía de la Regulación de los Servicios Públicos," Working Papers hal-00473038, HAL.
  2. Fredriksson, Per G. & List, John A. & Millimet, Daniel L., 2004. "Chasing the smokestack: strategic policymaking with multiple instruments," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 387-410, July.
  3. Mark Partridge & Dan Rickman, 2010. "Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling for Regional Economic Development Analysis," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(10), pages 1311-1328.
  4. Guangqing Chi & Jun Zhu, 2008. "Spatial Regression Models for Demographic Analysis," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer, vol. 27(1), pages 17-42, February.
  5. Chandra, Amitabh & Thompson, Eric, 2000. "Does public infrastructure affect economic activity?: Evidence from the rural interstate highway system," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 457-490, July.

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