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Is Transport Infrastructure Effective?

Transport Infrastructure and Accessibility: Impacts on the Space Economy

  • Piet Rietveld
  • Frank Bruinsma

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 1-13
  3. Concepts, Theory and Review of Empirical Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 17-45
    3. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 46-74
    4. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 75-114
  4. European Accessibility Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-114
    2. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 115-139
    3. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 140-168
  5. Regional and Urban Impact Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-173
    2. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 174-196
    3. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 197-213
    4. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 214-242
    5. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 243-270
    6. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 271-295
  6. Infrastructure Supply Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-300
    2. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 301-332
    3. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 333-349
    4. Piet Rietveld, Frank Bruinsma
      Pages 351-365
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 367-386

About this book

Introduction

When in 1989 the authors started research on infrastructure, they did not foresee that this would lead to a long-term involvement in this area. Our beginning happened to coincide with the publication of David Aschauer's article on public capital and productivity, which induced a large flow of publications in this field. Infrastructure has indeed been a hot topic in policy and research during the past decade. It is surprising, however, that the number of monographs on spatial and economic impacts of infrastructure has remained very limited. The aim of this book is to contribute to the literature in a consolidated way. A distinguishing feature of our book is that we analyze infrastructure impacts using various methods (both modelling and non-modelling) at a variety of spatial levels (from local to international). Other special features are that we make ample use of 'accessibility' as a bridge concept between the areas of infrastructure and the economy. Finally, we not only treat transport infrastructure projects as given, as is the usual approach in infrastructure impact research, but we also analyze the factors influencing infrastructure supply. We have adopted a mainly non-technical approach throughout most of the book. This means that it can also be used by readers without a strong back­ ground in statistics, modelling or micro-economics.

Keywords

Accessibility Autobahnen Bahn Highways Infrastructure Infrastruktur RID Railways Transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Piet Rietveld
    • 1
  • Frank Bruinsma
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-72232-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72234-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72232-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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