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Impact of Public Infrastructure on Output of U.S. Food Manufacturing Industries: A Heterogeneous Dynamic Panel Approach


  • Tingting Tong
  • T. Edward Yu
  • Kimberly Jensen
  • Daniel De La Torre Ugarte
  • Seong‐Hoon Cho


ABSTRACT This study analyzes the long‐run impacts of public infrastructure on output of 34 U.S. food manufacturing/processing industries during 1958–2000 using heterogeneous dynamic panel methods, including mean group and pooled mean group methods. The results suggest that public infrastructure has a long‐term output impact across U.S. food manufacturing and processing industries. A 1% increase in public infrastructure increases U.S. food manufacturing output by 0.06% in the long run. The long‐run positive impact of public infrastructure on food output suggests its importance to the food manufacturing sector of continuous public infrastructure investment [EconLit citations: Q13; H54; C33].

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  • Tingting Tong & T. Edward Yu & Kimberly Jensen & Daniel De La Torre Ugarte & Seong‐Hoon Cho, 2016. "Impact of Public Infrastructure on Output of U.S. Food Manufacturing Industries: A Heterogeneous Dynamic Panel Approach," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 32(4), pages 439-453, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:32:y:2016:i:4:p:439-453

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