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The IDE geographical simulation model : predicting long-term effects of infrastructure development projects

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  • Kumagai, Satoru
  • Gokan, Toshitaka
  • Isono, Ikumo
  • Keola, Souknilanh

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It is important to be able to predict changes in the location of populations and industries in regions that are in the process of economic integration. The IDE Geographical Simulation Model (IDE-GSM) has been developed with two major objectives: (1) to determine the dynamics of locations of populations and industries in East Asia in the long-term, and (2) to analyze the impact of specific infrastructure projects on the regional economy at sub-national levels. The basic structure of the IDE-GSM is introduced in this article and accompanied with results of test analyses on the effects of the East West Economic Corridor on regions in Continental South East Asia. Results indicate that border costs appear to play a big role in the location choice of populations and industries, often a more important role than physical infrastructures themselves.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 159.

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Date of creation: Jun 2008
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 159. 2008.6
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper159

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Keywords: Southeast Asia; East Asia; Economic geography; International economic integration; Geographical Simulation Model; Spatial economics;

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  1. Daisuke Hiratsuka, . "ERIA Perspectives on The WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration: A View from Japan," Chapters, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

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