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Constructing the Economy: The Role of Construction Sector in India’s Growth


  • Hrushikesh Mallick


  • Mantu Mahalik



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  • Hrushikesh Mallick & Mantu Mahalik, 2010. "Constructing the Economy: The Role of Construction Sector in India’s Growth," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 40(3), pages 368-384, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jrefec:v:40:y:2010:i:3:p:368-384 DOI: 10.1007/s11146-008-9137-z

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    1. Kargi, Bilal, 2013. "Interaction between the economic growth and the construction industry: A time series analysis on Turkey (2000-2012)," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 20-34.
    2. Michael, Bryane, 2015. "What Does Brunei Teach Us About Using Human Development Index Rankings as a Policy Tool?," EconStor Preprints 107401, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.
    3. Hrushikesh MALLICK, 2011. "Monetary Policy, Construction Sector Output and Housing Prices in India: An Emerging Economy Perspective," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 11(1).

    More about this item


    Construction sector; Economic growth; Capital stock; Financial liberalisation; Turnpike theorem; D25; E26; H54;

    JEL classification:

    • D25 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice: Investment, Capacity, and Financing
    • E26 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Informal Economy; Underground Economy
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures


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