INFRASTRUCTURE, LONG-RUN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND CAUSALITY TESTS FOR COINTEGRATED PANELS
David Canning () and
Manchester School, 2008, vol. 76, issue 5, pages 504-527
We investigate the consequences of various types of infrastructure provision in a panel of countries from 1950 to 1992. We develop new tests which enable us to isolate the sign and direction of long-run effects in a manner that is robust to the presence of unknown heterogeneous short-run causal relationships. We show that while infrastructure does tend to cause long-run economic growth, there is substantial variation across countries. We also provide evidence that each infrastructure type is provided at close to the growth-maximizing level on average globally, but is under-supplied in some countries and over-supplied in others. Copyright © 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (96) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9957.2008.01073.x link to full text (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bla:manchs:v:76:y:2008:i:5:p:504-527
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=1463-6786
Access Statistics for this article
Manchester School is currently edited by Keith Blackburn
More articles in Manchester School from University of Manchester Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing ().