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Inversiones en infraestructuras de alta velocidad: esperar es rentable
[Investing in high speed rail: when waiting is socially profitable]

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  • de Rus, Gines

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Public investment in high speed infrastructure is a priority of the Spanish government. High speed is a technological breakthrough in transport but, from an economic point of view, the question is whether is socially worthy to allocate public funds to this transport option. The answer requires a comparison of benefits and costs for each corridor. In this paper the analysis of the profitability of the high speed rail investment is made using the information obtained from a survey to the users of the corridor Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 12657.

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Date of creation: Dec 2005
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Publication status: Published in Economistas 108.Extra(2006): pp. 285-291
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:12657

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Keywords: infrastructure; public investment; transport; railways; cost-benefit analysis;

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  1. Diego Puga, 2002. "European regional policies in light of recent location theories," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 2(4), pages 373-406, October.
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