Infrastructure and Income Distribution in ASEAN-5 : What are the Links?

Author/Editor: Dulani Seneviratne ; Yan Sun
Publication Date: February 11, 2013
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Summary: Adequate infrastructure has long been viewed as an important factor in economic development. Based on regressions covering 76 advanced and emerging market economies, this paper estimates the impact of infrastructure and investment on income distribution. It finds that better infrastructure, both quality and quantity, promotes income equality, while the link between investment and income distribution is weak.
Series: Working Paper No. 13/41
Subject(s): Infrastructure | Indonesia | Malaysia | Philippines | Thailand | Vietnam | Association of Southeast Asian Nations | Investment | Income distribution | Cross country analysis

Publication Date: February 11, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781589068018/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2013041 Pages: 19
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