Public Capital and Growth

Author/Editor:

Serkan Arslanalp ; Fabian Bornhorst ; Sanjeev Gupta ; Elsa Sze

Publication Date:

July 1, 2010

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Summary:

This paper estimates the impact of public capital on economic growth for forty-eight OECD and non-OECD countries during 1960 - 2001. Using the production function and its extensions, it finds a positive - but concave - elasticity of output with respect to public capital, which is robust to changes in time intervals and varying depreciation rates. Furthermore, in non-OECD countries the growth impact of public capital is higher once longer time intervals are considered.

Series:

Working Paper No. 10/175

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Quarterly

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455201860/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2010175

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$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

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Paper

Pages:

34

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