Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John Cockburn, Yazid Dissou, Jean-Yves Duclos, Luca Tiberti
    Pages 1-4 Open Access
  3. Yazid Dissou, Selma Didic
    Pages 5-45 Open Access
  4. Erwin Corong, Lawrence Dacuycuy, Rachel Reyes, Angelo Taningco
    Pages 47-86 Open Access
  5. Yumei Zhang, Xinxin Wang, Kevin Chen
    Pages 87-116 Open Access
  6. Vaqar Ahmed, Ahsan Abbas, Saira Ahmed
    Pages 117-143 Open Access
  7. John Cockburn, Yazid Dissou, Jean-Yves Duclos, Luca Tiberti
    Pages 145-148 Open Access

About this book


Public spending on infrastructure plays an important role in promoting economic growth and poverty alleviation. Empirical studies unequivocally show that under-investment in infrastructure limits economic growth. At the same time, numerous other studies have shown that investment in infrastructure can be an effective tool in fighting poverty reduction. In that context, the financing of infrastructure has been a critical element of most economic growth and poverty reduction strategies in developing countries since the start of this millennium. This book provides a comparative analysis of the aggregate and sectoral implications of higher spending on infrastructure in three very different Asian countries: China, Pakistan, and the Philippines. Particular attention is paid to the role of alternative financing mechanisms for increasing public infrastructure investment, namely distortionary and non-distortionary means of financing. The book will be of interest to scholars and policy-makers concerned with economic growth in developing countries.


China Growth Infrastructure Investment Pakistan Philippines

Editors and affiliations

  • John Cockburn
    • 1
  • Yazid Dissou
    • 2
  • Jean-Yves Duclos
    • 3
  • Luca Tiberti
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversité LavalQuébecCanada
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsUniversité LavalQuebecCanada
  4. 4.Department of EconomicsUniversité LavalQuebecCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) and the Author(s) 2013
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03136-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03137-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-107X
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-1088
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