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Road Infrastructure and Productivity in Irish Manufacturing 1951-1994


  • Denny, K
  • Guiomard, C


This paper presents and discusses new estimates of the manufacturing and public capital components of the Irish gross capital stock for the ten-year period 1985-1994. The new data are used to estimate aggregate production functions for Irish manufacturing in the period 1951-1994, in order to examine the impact of public infrastructure on productivity in the manufacturing sector. The results suggest a positive relationhip between the level of manufacturing output and the stock of public capital,ceteris paribus.

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  • Denny, K & Guiomard, C, 1997. "Road Infrastructure and Productivity in Irish Manufacturing 1951-1994," Papers 97/06, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:97/06

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    1. FitzGerald, John & Kearney, Ide & Morgenroth, Edgar & Smyth, Diarmaid, 1999. "National Investment Priorities For The Period 2000-2006," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number PRS33.

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    JEL classification:

    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures


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