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Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Asia

Editors: Cockburn, J.M., Dissou, Y., Duclos, J.-Y., Tiberti, L. (Eds.)

  • ​Investigates the role of public infrastructure investment on economic growth and poverty reduction
  • Provides a comparative analysis of the aggregate and sectoral implications of higher spending on infrastructure
  • Includes case studies based of China, Pakistan, and the Philippines​​
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Public spending on infrastructure plays an important role in promoting economic growth and poverty alleviation. Empirical studies unequivocally show that under-investment in infrastructure limit economic growth. At the same time, numerous other studies have shown that investment in infrastructure can be a highly effective tool in fighting poverty reduction1. In that context, the financing of infrastructure has been a critical element of most economic growth and poverty reduction strategies in developing countries, since the start of this millennium. This book provides a comparative analysis of the aggregate and sectoral implications of higher spending on infrastructure in three very different Asian countries: China, Pakistan, and the Philippines. Particular attention is paid to the role of alternative financing mechanisms for increasing public infrastructure investment, namely distortionary and non-distortionary means of financing. The book will be of interest to scholars and policy-makers concerned with economic growth in developing countries.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cockburn, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Infrastructure and Growth

    Dissou, Yazid (et al.)

    Pages 5-45

  • The Growth and Distributive Impacts of Public Infrastructure Investments in the Philippines

    Corong, Erwin (et al.)

    Pages 47-86

  • Growth and Distributive Effects of Public Infrastructure Investments in China

    Zhang, Yumei (et al.)

    Pages 87-116

  • Public Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Pakistan: A Dynamic CGE-Microsimulation Analysis

    Ahmed, Vaqar (et al.)

    Pages 117-143

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-03137-8
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Hardcover $59.99
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Softcover $59.99
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37730-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Asia
Editors
  • John M. Cockburn
  • Yazid Dissou
  • Jean-Yves Duclos
  • Luca Tiberti
Series Title
Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03137-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03137-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03136-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37730-8
Series ISSN
2364-107X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 148
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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