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The Growth Return of Infrastructure in Latin America. [electronic resource] / Sergi Lanau.

Author/Creator:
Lanau, Sergi.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2017.
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Government document
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1 online resource (20 p.)
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IMF eLibrary
IMF Working Papers
IMF Working Papers
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This paper examines the effects of improvements in infrastrucutre on sectoral growth and firm-level investment, focusing on six Latin American countries. Exploiting the heterogeneity in the quality of infrastructure across countries and the intrinsic variation in the dependence of sectors on infrastructure, I find that better infrastructure raises growth and investment. Improved infrastructure could yield large economic benefits. For example, if the quality of infrastructure in Colombia increased to the sample median (Czech Republic), GDP growth would increase by about 0.1 percentage points.
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Part of the IMF eLibrary collection.
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Lanau, Sergi
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Print Version: Lanau, Sergi The Growth Return of Infrastructure in Latin America
ISBN:
1475578954
9781475578959
ISSN:
1018-5941
Publisher Number:
10.5089/9781475578959.001 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.