IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Infrastructure investments in the main emerging countries


  • Luca Antonelli

    (Banca d'Italia)

  • Lorenzo Bencivelli

    (Banca d'Italia)

  • Annalisa Bucalossi

    (Banca d'Italia)

  • Luigi Concistr�

    (Banca d'Italia)

  • Raffaele De Marchi

    (Banca d'Italia)

  • Giorgio Merlonghi

    (Banca d'Italia)

  • Valeria Rolli

    (Banca d'Italia)

  • Giorgio Trebeschi

    (Banca d'Italia)


This paper surveys the current conditions and prospects for the infrastructure sector in seven large emerging countries - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia and Turkey - assessing the adequacy of their current infrastructural endowment and illustrating the latest government investment plans. It also discusses the extent of private sector involvement and the main obstacles to the realization of the planned investments, including those related to the limited availability and high costs of financing. The seven countries cited in the research, which all have large domestic markets (either effective or potential) coupled with substantial requirements for new investment in public infrastructure, are of undoubted strategic importance for Italian firms operating in the infrastructure sector and planning international expansion.

Suggested Citation

  • Luca Antonelli & Lorenzo Bencivelli & Annalisa Bucalossi & Luigi Concistr� & Raffaele De Marchi & Giorgio Merlonghi & Valeria Rolli & Giorgio Trebeschi, 2014. "Infrastructure investments in the main emerging countries," Questioni di Economia e Finanza (Occasional Papers) 224, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdi:opques:qef_224_14

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    economic development; infrastructure investments;

    JEL classification:

    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    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:bdi:opques:qef_224_14. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    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 bibliographic 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.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: the person in charge (email available below). General contact details of provider: .

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

    IDEAS is a RePEc service. RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.