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When models fall short: Evidence from Chinese road infrastructure investments

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

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://www.theigc.org/
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
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > International Growth Centre (IGC)
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 08:36
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 08:43
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81732

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