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dc.contributor.authorLall, Somik V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Hyoung Gunen_US
dc.contributor.authorDeichmann, Uween_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:20:08Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:20:08Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-257-3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54171-
dc.description.abstractDo local improvements in infrastructure provision improve city competitiveness? What public finance mechanisms stimulate local infrastructure supply? And how do local efforts compare with national decisions of placing inter-regional trunk infrastructure? In this paper, we examine how the combination of local and national infrastructure supply improve city competitiveness, measured as the city's share of national private investment. For the empirical analysis, we collect city-level data for India, and link private investment decisions to infrastructure provision. We find that a city's proximity to international ports and highways connecting large domestic markets has the largest effect on its attractiveness for private investment. In comparison, the supply of local infrastructure services - such as municipal roads, street lighting, water supply, and drainage - enhance competitiveness, but their impacts are much smaller. Thus, while local efforts are important for competitiveness, they are less likely to be successful in cities distant from the country's main trunk infrastructure. In terms of financing local infrastructure, we find that a city's ability to raise its own source revenues by means of local taxes and user fees increases infrastructure supply, whereas as inter governmental transfers do not have statistically significant effects.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,22en_US
dc.subject.jelO18en_US
dc.subject.jelN95en_US
dc.subject.jelR51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordurbanizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordcitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordinfrastructureen_US
dc.titleInfrastructure and city competitiveness in Indiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn636493962en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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