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Trends in infrastructure

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  • Greg Coombs

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

  • Chris Roberts

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

Abstract

The adequacy of Australia’s infrastructure has been a long-standing topic of debate. This article provides some insight into the question of infrastructure adequacy by examining trends in investment across OECD countries, and discusses some of the fundamental factors influencing Australia’s investment relative to other OECD countries. The article also looks at the question of the changing composition of public and private infrastructure spending in Australia over recent decades.

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  • Greg Coombs & Chris Roberts, 2007. "Trends in infrastructure," Economic Roundup, The Treasury, Australian Government, issue 1, pages 1-16, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_2007_1_1
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    1. Robert Ford & Pierre Poret, 1991. "Infrastructure and Private-Sector Productivity," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 91, OECD Publishing.
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    4. Luke McInerney & Chris Nadarajah & Frances Perkins, 2007. "Australia’s infrastructure policy and the COAG National Reform Agenda," Economic Roundup, The Treasury, Australian Government, issue 1, pages 17-49, February.
    5. Christophe Kamps, 2006. "New Estimates of Government Net Capital Stocks for 22 OECD Countries, 1960-2001," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 53(1), pages 1-6.
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    Keywords

    infrastructure; investment; capital investment; public investment; private investment; Australia; OECD; Organisational for Economic Co-operation and Development;

    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures

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