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Fixing Swiss potholes: the importance of improvements

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  • Michael J. Dueker
  • Andreas M. Fischer

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This note sheds new light on the dynamic properties of maintenance and repair and examines the behavior of an additional form of capital spending-that of improvements. The analysis examines a unique long-run data set on Swiss road spending.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in its series Working Papers with number 2001-025.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published in Economic Letters, June 2003, 79(3), pp. 409-15
Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlwp:2001-025

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  1. Bitros, George C., 2009. "The Theorem of Proportionality in Mainstream Capital Theory: An Assessment of its Conceptual Foundations," MPRA Paper 17436, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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