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Toward a Sustainable Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific


  • Biswa N. Bhattacharyay


Despite remarkable growth during the last decade, Asia and the Pacific still faces extensive basic infrastructure needs. Furthermore, to cope up with the reduced export demand from advanced economies arising out of the ongoing financial crisis, the region needs to enhance its connectivity through developing transport infrastructure at the national and regional level to rebalance its growth towards regional demand through enhancing intraregional trade. However, building massive transport infrastructure will have profound implications on environment and climate change at the national, regional and global levels as well as on scarce energy resources. This paper presents the needs and benefits of transport connectivity and financing requirement of Asian economies during 2010-2020; and analyzes the major challenges and prospects in developing sustainable transport connectivity. Finally, the paper provides policy recommendations on what the region can do to meet these challenges.

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  • Biswa N. Bhattacharyay, 2011. "Toward a Sustainable Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific," CESifo Working Paper Series 3539, CESifo Group Munich.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_3539

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    1. repec:wsi:jicepx:v:01:y:2010:i:02:n:s1793993310000172 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, 2010. "Institutions For Asian Connectivity," Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy (JICEP), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 1(02), pages 309-335.
    3. Arianto A. Patunru & Erna Zetha, 2010. "Indonesia's Savior: Fiscal, Monetary, Trade, or Luck?," Public Policy Review, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance Japan, vol. 6(4), pages 721-740, April.
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    sustainable transport; infrastructure; connectivity; financing infrastructure; environment and climate change; Asia and the Pacific;

    JEL classification:

    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • K32 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Energy, Environmental, Health, and Safety Law
    • L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment; Related Parts and Equipment
    • L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General


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