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A Note on Infrastructure Quality in South Africa

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  • Johan Fourie

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Abstract

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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  • Johan Fourie, 2007. "A Note on Infrastructure Quality in South Africa," Working Papers 03/2007, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:sza:wpaper:wpapers34
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    1. Johan Fourie, 2006. "Economic Infrastructure: A Review Of Definitions, Theory And Empirics," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 74(3), pages 530-556, September.
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      by Johan Fourie in Johan Fourie's Blog on 2013-01-12 13:49:09

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    Keywords

    Infrastructure; South Africa; quality; international trade; port facilities; binding constraints;

    JEL classification:

    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures

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