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dc.contributor.authorSchürenberg-Frosch, Hannahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-13T15:08:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-13T15:08:01Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/40007-
dc.description.abstractInvestment in infrastructure is considered as a crucial prerequisite for economic development. Given the scarce resources for public investment in developing countries a detailed perspective on the effects of each form of infrastructure is needed. This paper focuses on transport infrastructure in Africa. The effects of better and longer roads are investigated in a theoretical model, an empirical setup and in a Computable General Equilibrium (CGS) model. The effects on production, consumption and income distribution are shown. Most importantly the model is used to investigate the effect of roads on the economic participation of rural households. The presented CGE model may be used as a toolkit for the investigation of different policy scenarios concerning the type and volume of investment as well as the possible financing alternatives. Robustness checks show that in order to prevent reliable quantitative results much more information is needed about the exact value of particular parameters in the model.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer |cGöttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Hannover 2010 |x45en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.jelR42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInfrastructureen_US
dc.subject.keywordComputable General Equilibriumen_US
dc.subject.keywordTransport networksen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.keywordrural developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsubsistence agricultureen_US
dc.titleImproving on Africa's roads - Modeling infrastructure investment and its effect on subsistence agricultureen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654225230-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec10:45-

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