EconStor >
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo >
ADBI Discussion Papers, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title:Cross-border transport infrastructure, regional integration and development PDF Logo
Authors:Fujimura, Manabu
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:ADB Institute Discussion Papers 16
Abstract:The paper discusses salient features involved in the recently proliferating initiatives of regional economic integration, especially in transport infrastructure and trade facilitation. It first conceptualizes causal relationships among cross-border transport infrastructure, trade costs, trade and investment, and economic growth, and then distributional issues involved in achieving cooperation toward the virtuous circle. It then discusses institutional and financing issues of the cooperation. Asymmetric benefit-cost distribution may arise due to differences in geography, economic size, institutional history and capacity. While cross-border transport infrastructure may be classified as a club good, careful institutional and financial arrangements are called for in its successful provision. Case studies from the Mekong and Central Asia regions are provided. Then the paper points to some directions for promising future research.
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ADBI Discussion Papers, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
507637240.pdf187.46 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.