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dc.contributor.authorSchürenberg-Frosch, Hannahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-31T13:32:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-31T13:32:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65681-
dc.description.abstractThe author shows with pooled OLS estimations based on transport margins from international social accounting data that investments in improved road infrastructure have the potential to significantly reduce transport costs. However, this result can only be clearly confirmed for industrial countries and is of primary importance for production and transportation of agricultural goods. For developing and transition countries, in contrast, the author finds other determinants such as weather conditions to be more important in determining transport costs. A key variable, especially in these countries, is corruption. Very high corruption has the potential to prevent positive effects from road infrastructure on transport costs or to even reverse them. This paper contributes to the literature on infrastructure investment by introducing and applying an internationally comparable measure of transport costs which can be calculated for a large and growing number of countries. The author concludes that investments in transport infrastructure can have substantial positive effects especially on agricultural production and the efficient marketing of agricultural products but only if specific additional conditions are given.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers 2012-54en_US
dc.subject.jelO18en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelR42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinfrastructureen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransport networksen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransport costsen_US
dc.subject.keywordagricultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic investmenten_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.stwTransportkostenen_US
dc.subject.stwVerkehrsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwAgrarproduktionen_US
dc.subject.stwAgrarmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirtschaftliche Entwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwKorruptionen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.titleDeterminants of transport costs: Are they uniform across countries?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn728606909en_US
dc.rights.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.enen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwedp:201254-
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