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Is public infrastructure productive? Evidence from Chile

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  • J. M. Albala-Bertrand
  • E. C. Mamatzakis

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This study assesses the extent to which public infrastructures have contributed to output in the Chilean economy over the period 1960-1995. For the long-run, it uses a vector error correction model for cointegration tests, while for the short-run, it resorts to the use of impulse response functions and variance decompositions. The results appear to show that public infrastructures in Chile have been significantly productive.

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  • J. M. Albala-Bertrand & E. C. Mamatzakis, 2001. "Is public infrastructure productive? Evidence from Chile," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(3), pages 195-198.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:8:y:2001:i:3:p:195-198
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850150504595
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    2. Juan Eduardo Coeymans, 1999. "Determinantes de la Productividad en Chile: 1961-1997," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 36(107), pages 597-637.
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    2. Angel De la Fuente, 2010. "Infrastructures and productivity: an updated survey," Working Papers 1018, BBVA Bank, Economic Research Department.
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    5. Jose Miguel Albala-Bertrand, 2004. "Can the Composition of Capital Constrain Potential Output? A Gap Approach," Working Papers 510, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
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    12. Miguel Ramirez, 2008. "What explains Latin America's poor investment performance during the 1980-2001 period?: a panel unit root analysis," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(1), pages 1-15.
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    14. Thomas M. Fullerton Jr & Azucena González Monzón & Adam G. Walke, 2013. "Physical Infrastructure and Economic Growth in El Paso," Economic Development Quarterly, , vol. 27(4), pages 363-373, November.

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