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Appropriate Economic Space for Transnational Infrastructural Projects : Gateways, Multimodal Corridors, and Special Economic Zones

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  • Peter J. Rimmer

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Howard Dick
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    Abstract

    This study addresses three questions that arise in Asia when formulating, financing, implementing, and maintaining transnational linkages versus purely domestic connections. Firstly, how is optimal economic space to be defined as a useful starting point? Secondly, how can relevant criteria be developed to define the emerging spatial economy and identify efficient transnational transport networks? Thirdly, what are the main investment opportunities in physical infrastructure that would result in more efficient and effective regional cooperation and integration (making special reference to the potential role of crossborder special economic zones (SEZs) or their equivalents)?

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    Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Governance Working Papers with number 22818.

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    Date of creation: Jan 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:eab:govern:22818

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    Keywords: economic space; crossborder special economic zones; transnational transport networks;

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