This paper presents three approaches to the evaluation of cross-border transportinfrastructure in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). First, it estimates benefit-cost ratios for selected segments of economic corridors. The results indicate differing degrees ofeconomic viability among different corridors. Second, it presents a panel data analysis on how economic corridor developments have impacted living standards at subnational level. The results indicate that economic corridors in the GMS as a whole show a positive neteconomic impact. Third, it presents a gravity model analysis on how economic corridors have affected intra-GMS trade. The results indicate positive effects of the development of economic corridors on intra-GMS trade in intermediate goods, especially for electric machinery.
The Direct and Indirect Effects Of Infrastructure On Firm Productivity: Evidence From Manufacturing In The People's Republic Of China
This publication aims to estimate the direct and indirect effects of infrastructure on firm productivity using firm level data from the People’s Republic of China using multiple regression techniques.