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Parameters influencing the choice of durability of a public infrastructure - a literature review


  • Lauriane Gorce
    (Polytechnique Montreal)


Public infrastructures projects are complex projects to manage as a lot of parameters and stakeholders are to be taken into account. It is always necessary to compromise. The aim of this report is to analyse what are the influences that impact on the final choice of durability of the infrastructure with regard to the design part of the project. Since they are not part of the design phase of the project, we will rapidly discuss the points of maintenance and real-life implementation since they can have a huge impact on the final durability of the infrastructure.

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  • Lauriane Gorce (ed.), 2017. "Parameters influencing the choice of durability of a public infrastructure - a literature review," Rapports, Polytechnique Montreal, Groupe de recherche en Gestion et mondialisation de la technologie, number 2017-02.
  • Handle: RePEc:epm:raport:2017-02

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    1. Leblanc, William & Snyder, James Jr. & Tripathi, Micky, 2000. "Majority-rule bargaining and the under provision of public investment goods," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 75(1), pages 21-47, January.
    2. Hayashi, Y. & Morisugi, H., 2000. "International comparison of background concept and methodology of transportation project appraisal," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 7(1), pages 73-88, January.
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    public infrastructures; durability; design choices; minimisation of costs;

    JEL classification:

    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth


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