Zur Politischen Ökonomie öffentlicher Infrastrukturausgaben
This article reviews results from the literature on the political-economy determinants of infrastructure investments. I discuss three criteria which may be applied to describe efficiency, redistribution and equity concerns of governments when using infrastructure investments as a means of regional policy. Using the planned investment figures of highway construction in the German federal states, I demonstrate that these criteria often lead to conflicting priorities regarding infrastructure investment allocation across regions. Finally, I summarize the findings of previous studies on the political factors that influence infrastructure investment decisions. Copyright 2007 die Autoren Journal compilation 2007, Verein für Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Volume (Year): 8 (2007)
Issue (Month): s1 (04)
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