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Impact of Infrastructure Spending in Mali: A CGE modeling approach

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  • Antonio Estache

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    (World Bank and, the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics at the Free University of Brussels)

  • Jean-François Perrault

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    (GREDI, Faculte d'administration, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Luc Savard

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    (GREDI, Faculte d'administration, Université de Sherbrooke)

Abstract

In this paper we construct a standard CGE model to explore the impact of scaling up infrastructure in Mali. As the debate on the importance of scaling up infrastructure to stimulate growth and provide a push to African economies, some analyst raise concern on financing these infrastructures after construction and that external funding of these can create major distortion and have a negative impact on the trade balance of these countries. This study aims to provide so insight into this debate. It draws from the infrastructure productivity literature to postulate positive productive externalities of new infrastructure and Fay and Yepes (2003) for operating cost associated with new infrastructure. We compare various infrastructure investment funded with different fiscal tools. These investments scenarios are compared to non productive investment that can be interpreted as a business as usual scenario. Our results show that foreign aid does produce Dutch disease effects but the negative impacts are strongly dependent on the type of investments performed. Moreover, growth effects contribute to attenuate the negative effects.

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Paper provided by Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 07-24.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:shr:wpaper:07-24

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