5 September 2019

Socioeconomic Impacts of CrossBorder Transport Infrastructure Development In South Asia

Written by Asian Development Bank
Developed by Asian Development Bank
5 September 2019
This paper uses computable general equilibrium (CGE) methods to address how these infrastructure developments might affect the broader economy in South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC), and in particular impact on income distribution and poverty. The paper describes a new CGE model for South Asia, covering India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan, which incorporates modifications to household structure in order to capture the implications of reform for changes in intra-household income.
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