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Capital subsidies and the infrastructure crisis: evidence from the local mass-transit industry


  • Brian A. Cromwell


The author examines and summarizes empirical evidence from two recent studies of the mass-transit industry that suggest federal capital subsidies have important effects on infrastructure decisions of state and local governments.

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  • Brian A. Cromwell, 1989. "Capital subsidies and the infrastructure crisis: evidence from the local mass-transit industry," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Q II, pages 11-21.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1989:i:qii:p:11-21:n:v.25no.2

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    1. Li, Jianling & Wachs, Martin, 2003. "The Effects of Federal Transit Subsidy Policy on Investment Decisions: The Case of San Francisco's Geary Corridor," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt5x2863g2, University of California Transportation Center.
    2. Obeng, Kofi, 2010. "The Deadweight Costs of Operating and Capital Subsidies," Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Transportation Research Forum, vol. 49(1).
    3. Amihai GLAZER & Stef PROOST, 2008. "Capital-intensive projects induce more effort than labor-intensive projects," Working Papers Department of Economics ces0831, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Economics.
    4. Obeng, K., 2010. "The Deadweight Costs of Public Transit Subsidies," 51st Annual Transportation Research Forum, Arlington, Virginia, March 11-13, 2010 207240, Transportation Research Forum.

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