Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124580
Authors: 
Haddad, Eduardo
Lahr, Michael
Elshahawany, Dina
Vassallo, Moisés
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
55th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "World Renaissance: Changing roles for people and places", 25-28 August 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
Abstract: 
We develop an interregional computable general equilibrium model to help assess the ex ante impact of transportation infrastructure policies in Egypt. The model is integrated with a GIS network. We illustrate the analytical capabilities of the model by looking at the domestic integration of the country. Improvements of transportation costs among Egyptian governorates and of their links to the broader world economy are considered in stylized simulations. The results provide quantitative and qualitative insights (general equilibrium effects) into trade-offs commonly faced by policy makers when dealing with transportation infrastructure projects in a spatial context. In the case of Egypt, there seems to be an important trade-off between efficiency and regional equity: projects that produce potential higher impacts on national GDP also tend to contribute more to regional concentration.
Subjects: 
transportation costs
CGE model
spatially connective infrastructure
Egypt
JEL: 
R11
R13
R15
R42
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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