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Inversiones en infraestructuras de alta velocidad: esperar es rentable

Investing in high speed rail: when waiting is socially profitable

Ginés de Rus ()

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Abstract: Public investment in high speed infrastructure is a priority of the Spanish government. High speed is a technological breakthrough in transport but, from an economic point of view, the question is whether is socially worthy to allocate public funds to this transport option. The answer requires a comparison of benefits and costs for each corridor. In this paper the analysis of the profitability of the high speed rail investment is made using the information obtained from a survey to the users of the corridor Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona.

Keywords: infrastructure; public investment; transport; railways; cost-benefit analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L92 D61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-12
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Published in Economistas 108.Extra(2006): pp. 285-291

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