Intertemporal Output and Employment Effects of Public Infrastructure Capital: Evidence from 12 OECD Economics
Panicos Demetriades () and
Theofanis Mamuneas ()
Economic Journal, 2000, vol. 110, issue 465, 687-712
This paper utilises an intertemporal optimisation framework to study the effects of public infrastructure capital on output supply and input demands in 12 OECD countries. We find that in all 12 countries: (i) public capital has positive long-run effects on both output supply and input demands (ii) its mean short-run rates of return are fairly low, while the corresponding long-run rates are much higher but declining over time. These findings underscore important under-investment gaps in infrastructure during the 1970s and 1980s; these gaps however narrowed down significantly (in a few cases completely) by the early 1990s.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (110) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/servlet/useragent ... =465&year=&part=null 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: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:110:y:2000:i:465:p:687-712
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... al.asp?ref=0013-0133
Access Statistics for this article
Economic Journal is currently edited by Martin Cripps, Steve Machin, Woulter den Haan, Andrea Galeotti, Rachel Griffith and Frederic Vermeulen
More articles in Economic Journal from Royal Economic Society Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing ().