Network effects and infrastructure productivity in developing countries

B. Candelon, G. Colletaz, C. Hurlin

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Abstract

This study proposes to investigate the threshold effects in the productivity of infrastructure investment in developing countries. It concludes to their presence in the relationship between output and private and public inputs as well as network effects in the productivity of infrastructure. When the available stock of infrastructure is low, investment has the same productivity as non-infrastructure investment. On the contrary, when a minimum network is available, the marginal productivity of infrastructure investment is greater than the productivity of other investments. Finally, when the main network is achieved, its marginal productivity becomes similar to the productivity of other investment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-913
Number of pages27
JournalOxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
Volume75
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • C82
  • E22
  • E62
  • PUBLIC-EXPENDITURE
  • INFERENCE
  • REGRESSION
  • PANEL
  • EFFICIENT
  • PUZZLE

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