Dutta, Jayasri and Horsewood, Nicholas and Vasilakos, Nicholas (2007): Industrial Activity in Indian States: The Role of Infrastructure.
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We use panel data for fourteen Indian states to assess the influence of public infrastructure on industrial activity, namely productivity, employment, real wages and investment, at the state level and over the period 1974-1998. Our results indicate that the length of national highways has on average the greatest impact on each of the four measures of industrial activity. While the length of national highways and electricity generating capacity are found to be important determinants of state real wages and productivity, total highway length is a key variable in determining the level of investment in fixed capital in each state.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Industrial Activity in Indian States: The Role of Infrastructure|
|Keywords:||Industrial activity; productivity; infrastructure; wages; investment|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H54 - Infrastructures ; Other Public Investment and Capital Stock
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D24 - Production ; Cost ; Capital ; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity ; Capacity
|Depositing User:||Nicholas Vasilakos|
|Date Deposited:||16. Feb 2008 07:40|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 21:34|