IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

The effectiveness of public infrastructure investment: an overview for the Spanish economy and its regions


  • Boscá, J. E.

    () (Universidad de Valencia)

  • Escribá, J.

    () (Universidad de Valencia)

  • Murgui, M. J.

    () (Universidad de Valencia)


In this work we go through the economic literature that has quantifiedin the last years the macroeconomic effects of public infrastructures at theregional level. The paper offers, from the point of view of the authors, a review ofthe most significant contributions to the production function and cost function approaches.In the analysis we put the emphasis on results obtained for the Spanisheconomy. Likewise, the conclusions are entirely devoted to extract recommendations,that should be taken in mind, when designing public investment policies ofinfrastructure endowment in Spain.

Suggested Citation

  • Boscá, J. E. & Escribá, J. & Murgui, M. J., 2011. "The effectiveness of public infrastructure investment: an overview for the Spanish economy and its regions," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 20, pages 195-217.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0049

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: Full text
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    infrastructure; regions; production functions; duality;

    JEL classification:

    • E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0049. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Julieta Llungo-Ortíz). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.