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Financing Infrastructure: A Spectrum of Country Approaches

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  • Sophia Chong

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

  • Emily Poole

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

Abstract

Over recent decades, there has been a shift away from public infrastructure financing towards private infrastructure financing, particularly in advanced economies. In this article, infrastructure financing in four countries – China, India, Australia and the United Kingdom – is examined to illustrate the different approaches taken by governments to finance infrastructure and encourage private financing. In all four countries, public financing of infrastructure remains significant, ranging from one-third in the United Kingdom to almost all financing in China.

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  • Sophia Chong & Emily Poole, 2013. "Financing Infrastructure: A Spectrum of Country Approaches," RBA Bulletin (Print copy discontinued), Reserve Bank of Australia, pages 65-76, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rba:rbabul:sep2013-08
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    Cited by:

    1. Huang, Wei Hong & Chen, Yang & Rudkin, Simon, 2014. "Dynamic Fiscal competition with public infrastructure investment: Austerity and attracting capital inflow," RIEI Working Papers 2014-03, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Research Institute for Economic Integration, revised 02 Mar 2016.
    2. Michael Regan, 2017. "Capital Markets, Infrastructure Investment and Growth in the Asia Pacific Region," International Journal of Financial Studies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 5(1), pages 1-28, February.
    3. Flanagan, Kathleen & Martin, Chris & Jacobs, Keith & Lawson, Julie & Hayward, Richard Donald, 2019. "A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure," SocArXiv wmuc4, Center for Open Science.
    4. Emily Poole & Carl Toohey & Peter Harris, 2014. "Public Infrastructure: A Framework for Decision-making," RBA Annual Conference Volume (Discontinued), in: Alexandra Heath & Matthew Read (ed.), Financial Flows and Infrastructure Financing, Reserve Bank of Australia.

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    Keywords

    infrastructure; G20; financing; investment; public-private partnerships; PPPs; China; India; United Kingdom; Australia;

    JEL classification:

    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General

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