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  • © 2013

Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Asia

  • Investigates the role of public infrastructure investment on economic growth and poverty reduction

  • Provides a comparative analysis of the aggregate and sectoral implications of higher spending on infrastructure

  • Includes case studies based of China, Pakistan, and the Philippines??

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • John Cockburn, Yazid Dissou, Jean-Yves Duclos, Luca Tiberti
    Pages 1-4Open Access
  3. Infrastructure and Growth

    • Yazid Dissou, Selma Didic
    Pages 5-45Open Access
  4. The Growth and Distributive Impacts of Public Infrastructure Investments in the Philippines

    • Erwin Corong, Lawrence Dacuycuy, Rachel Reyes, Angelo Taningco
    Pages 47-86Open Access
  5. Growth and Distributive Effects of Public Infrastructure Investments in China

    • Yumei Zhang, Xinxin Wang, Kevin Chen
    Pages 87-116Open Access
  6. Public Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Pakistan: A Dynamic CGE-Microsimulation Analysis

    • Vaqar Ahmed, Ahsan Abbas, Saira Ahmed
    Pages 117-143Open Access
  7. Conclusion

    • John Cockburn, Yazid Dissou, Jean-Yves Duclos, Luca Tiberti
    Pages 145-148Open 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 limit economic growth. At the same time, numerous other studies have shown that investment in infrastructure can be a highly effective tool in fighting poverty reduction1. 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.

Keywords

  • China
  • Growth
  • Infrastructure
  • Investment
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economics, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

    John Cockburn

  • Department of Economics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

    Yazid Dissou

  • Department of Economics, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada

    Jean-Yves Duclos, Luca Tiberti

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)