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A Note on Infrastructure Quality in South Africa

  • Johan Fourie

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    (Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch)

The emphasis, both in research and in policy making, seems to be on more infrastructure, rather than better infrastructure. This research note aims to critically analyse the lack of quality indicators in infrastructure empirics and to redirect attention to improving infrastructure quality in its various forms in South Africa.

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Paper provided by Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 03/2007.

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Handle: RePEc:sza:wpaper:wpapers34
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  1. Robinson, James A & Torvik, Ragnar, 2002. "White Elephants," CEPR Discussion Papers 3459, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Peter Perkins & Johann Fedderke & John Luiz, 2005. "An Analysis Of Economic Infrastructure Investment In South Africa," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 73(2), pages 211-228, 06.
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