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Infrastructure construction and entrepreneurial behaviour

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  • Bruinsma, Frank

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Rietveld, Piet

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Two important ways to study the impact of infrastructure improvement on spatial economic development are various model approaches and entrepreneurial surveys. In this paper we concentrate on the second type: entrepreneurial surveys. The empirical results of three surveys are presented. Two surveys concern the impact of highway construction at the regional level, the third is oriented at the urban level. The questions of the three surveys overlapped each other to a large extent, so changes over time in the perception of the impact of transport infrastructure on the firm's well being can be measured. The surveys showed that the valuation of transport infrastructure by entrepreneurs is not only based on solid rational and objective reasons, like for instance transport costs. -Also subjective reasons - like image effects - are involved. There appears to be a reduction in the perceived impact of a transport infrastructure project over time.

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0034.

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Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:1997-34

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  1. Bruinsma, F.R. & Rienstra, S.A. & Rietveld, P., 1995. "Economic impacts of the construction of a transport corridor: a multi-level and multi-apprach case study for the construction of the A1 highway in the Netherlands," Serie Research Memoranda 0011, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
  2. Bruinsma, F. & Nijkamp, P. & Rietveld, P., 1990. "Regional economic transformation and social overhead investments," Serie Research Memoranda 0055, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
  3. Bruinsma, F. & Pepping, G. & Rietveld, P., 1993. "Infrastructure and urban development : the case of the Amsterdam orbital motorway," Serie Research Memoranda 0019, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
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