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Type of Publication: Article in Journal

Improving Africa’s Roads: - Modelling Infrastructure Investment and Its Effect on Sectoral Production Behaviour

Author(s):
Schuerenberg-Frosch, H.
Title of Journal:
Development Policy Review
Publication Date:
2014
Number of Issue:
32/3
pages:
327-353
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12058
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Abstract

Given the scarce resources for public investment in developing countries, policy analysis should include a detailed perspective on the effects of infrastructure. This article develops a modelling framework for analysing the effects of improved road infrastructure on the economy of African countries. The theoretical framework is tested empirically and used for simulations in a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model, and the effects on production and welfare are analysed. The model also serves to investigate the effect of roads on the economic participation of rural households.