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When models fall short: Evidence from Chinese road infrastructure investments

Baum-Snow, Nathaniel, Henderson, J. Vernon, Turner, Matthew A., Zhang, Qinghua and Brandt, Loren (2016) When models fall short: Evidence from Chinese road infrastructure investments. International Growth Centre Blog (11 Jul 2016). Website.

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Despite limits to data quality and to the possibilities for recovering causal relationships between infrastructure investment, urbanisation and economic growth, quantitative models may prove to be weak substitutes for direct empirical evidence. For evidence based policymaking, research technique matters.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: Geography & Environment
International Growth Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 08:36
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:48

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