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Spillover Effect Of Infrastructure And Regional Gap In China


  • Bihong HUANG
  • Feng DING


Infrastructure provision in backward areas has been proposed by many studies as a cure for widening income gaps in developing countries like China. However, little has been said regarding infrastructure’s role as an unpaid production factor or the issue of optimal resource allocation. This paper examines the efficiency side of infrastructure provision in different Chinese provinces and its spillover effect on the non-infrastructure sector with an adapted dual-sector model. Our findings suggest that while the spillover effect on non-infrastructure sector is considerable across different Chinese regions, non-optimality of resource allocation still exists in regional attempts of developing public facilities.

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  • Bihong HUANG & Feng DING, 2009. "Spillover Effect Of Infrastructure And Regional Gap In China," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 9(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:aeinde:v:9:y:2009:i:2_18

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    Dual-sector model; Infrastructure; Regional gap; Spillover effect;

    JEL classification:

    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure


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