Infrastructure and private-sector productivity by Robert Ford

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Statementby Robert Ford and Pierre Poret.
SeriesWorking papers / OECD Department of Economics and Statistics -- 91
ContributionsPoret, Pierre.
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Infrastructure and private-sector productivity. [Paris]: OECD, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ford; Pierre Poret; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Department of Economics and Statistics.

Get this from a library. Infrastructure and private-sector productivity. [Robert Ford; Pierre Poret; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Department of Economics and Statistics.]. Public Infrastructure and Private Sector Profitability and Productivity in Mexico Anwar Shah Microeconometric analysis of Mexican industry shows addi-tional investment in public infrastructure produces only a small increase in output.

This suggests that the policy emphasis in Mexico should be on the better upkeep of existing infrastructure. Infrastructure Productivity book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The size of the infrastructure “gap” and the undoubted c /5. The study examines the impact of public infrastructure capital on the productivity of the manufacturing sector for a sample of over counties and the 50 U.

states using a Author: Akilu A. Zegeye. Public infrastructure and private productivity: A Stochastic-Frontier approach Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Macroeconomics 21(3) June with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Keywords: Public capital stock, Multifactor productivity, Australia JEL Classification: R11, C1, O56, H74 Introduction The literature on the role of the public infrastructure on private sector productivity in Australia is very limited.

Studies by Otto and Voss (,and ) and Satya () are the only four studies known to. Downloadable. A recent study by David Aschauer suggested a novel explanation for the slowdown of private-sector total factor productivity (TFP) in the United States in the early s.

He argues that it is due to the roughly contemporaneous slowdown in the rate of investment in public-sector infrastructure.

Using data for eleven OECD countries, this note provides only mixed support for. A recent study by David Aschauer suggested a novel explanation for the slowdown of private-sector total factor productivity (TFP) in the United States in the early s.

He argues that it is due to the roughly contemporaneous slowdown in Infrastructure and private-sector productivity book rate of investment in public-sector by: Public Infrastructure and Private Sector Profitability and Productivity in Mexico Article (PDF Available) October with 46 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Anwar Shah.

Improving productivity is not simply a matter of the ‘government fixing the problem’. The private sector has a central role to play too, as it is the private sector that is the main developer of new products, the main source of innovation and the main employer of people.

Governments acknowledge the importance of infrastructure productivity, but most initiatives seem to assume that private-sector involvement will guarantee high productivity without improvements in planning, delivery, and governance.

The impact of private sector participation in infrastructure: lights, shadows, and the road ahead (English) Abstract. As numerous countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and elsewhere are moving toward a second phase of private participation in infrastructure programs mostly through public-private partnership schemes and other countries are just beginning the process Cited by: of public infrastructure and to under-stand how those service flows are linked to private sector economic performance.

Most recent studies of public capital and productivity have measured infrastruc-ture as the present value of the stock, using a perpetual inventory method that is compatible with the discounted investment flow that is the first Cited by:   BLS Working Papers: U.S.

Public Infrastructure and Its Contribution to Private Sector Productivity [Zegeye, Aklilu A] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. BLS Working Papers: U.S. Public Infrastructure and Its Contribution to Private Sector ProductivityAuthor: Aklilu A Zegeye.

The private sector, too, has a role to play: it can drive productivity within its own operations, engage in a productive dialogue with public-sector stakeholders, and develop business and contracting models that promote the productivity opportunities outlined above.

productivity. For example, it seems improbable that a newly built highway induces the same change in productivity as a museum.

Gramlich () believes that the confusion surrounding the definitions of public capital and infrastructure capital originates from defining them in regards to their : Dorothée Boccanfuso, Marcelin Joanis, Mathieu Paquet, Luc Savard.

This report was released on 14 July and Volume 1 covers infrastructure provision, funding and financing. Volume 2 considers the scope for reducing the cost of public infrastructure. The series of appendices provide case studies and further detail on some issues.

Transportation infrastructure significantly contributes to a nation’s prosperity by facilitating workers’ access to employers, consumers’ access to shopping and leisure activities, and firms Author: Clifford Winston.

Productivity in the public sector usually equates to three interrelated drivers: • into addressing public sector productivity, Reduction in the cost base – pursuit of cost reductions in response to a constrained financial environment. • Public sector modernisation – attempts to reform and restructure public Size: KB.

the private sector growing and competing, nationally and globally. Ministries and other government agencies often invest a lot of time and money in trying to ensure that the business environment is attractive for the private sector and that needed infrastructure is in place.

For developing countries, this requires using scarce public funds, as File Size: 1MB. Download the text in PDF format ‌OECD Principles for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure Les Principes de l’OCDE pour la participation du secteur privé aux infrastructures.

The OECD Principles for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure help governments work with private sector partners to finance and bring to fruition projects in areas of vital economic importance.

CONFERE NC E V OLUME How the Private Sector Can Improve Public Transportation Infrastructure Clifford Winston* 1. Introduction Transportation infrastructure significantly contributes to a File Size: KB. This book presents several country studies and explains how infrastructure investment can increase output, taxes, trade, and firm productivity.

Governments throughout the Asia-Pacific region recognize the catalyzing role of infrastructure investment for sustainable growth. Yet, they are faced with the problem of financing new by: 2.

of public infrastructure investment on private sector productivity and, consequently, Ameri- can competitiveness in the global economy. The seminal work of David Alan Aschauer has been endorsed by many economists and policy-makers, but recent research conducted by scholars disputes the earlier empirical evi- dence.

This inquiry has concluded. The final report was sent to Government on 27 May and publicly released on 14 July The Australian Government asked the Commission to undertake a 6-month public inquiry into ways to encourage private financing and funding for major infrastructure projects, including issues relating to the high cost and the long lead times associated with these projects.

Downloadable. This brief presents contrasting views on the effects of public infrastructure investment on private sector productivity. Aschauer states that the slower rate of productivity growth since the early s--coupled with an aging population, the declining proportion of workers to the total population, and other demographic factors--poses a dilemma for policymakers interested in.

The government has called on the private sector to fund more than half of £bn of infrastructure improvements planned by Launching a Author: Jim Pickard. investment in infrastructure that occurred during the fiscal adjustments of the eighties and nineties.

A fiscal adjustment will only be illusory, however, if the curtailed investment in infrastructure actually has significant effects on private sector productivity. If the project in question is. Availability of Infrastructure Facilities in India: Prospects and Challenges: /ch It has been a well-accepted fact that there exists a strong relationship between infrastructure and economic growth.

Like many other developing countries, lotAuthor: Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Sampriti Pal. for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure to help governments work with private sector partners to finance and bring to fruition projects in areas of vital economic importance, such as transport, water and power supply andFile Size: KB.

Knowledge has always been central to development and nowadays is becoming truly global, accessible and democratic, through new technologies and means of communication.

Countries such as Korea, India and the USA that can harness the power of new technologies nurture a cadre of knowledge workers that can push the productivity and innovation. Fixing the World’s Infrastructure Problems but the private sector could certainly do much more with planning and delivery.

Saving money with higher infrastructure productivity is a win. Poor infrastructure now hampers productivity, growth, and poverty reduction. Addressing this requires more and better spending, and acceptance that governments remain central to infrastructure provision and supervision, although the private sector still has an important role to play.

Firstly, private sector consultancy companies inform public actors. With a high-level of operational expertise in the protection of clients’ infrastructure, these firms can play an essential advisory role in identifying CEI, while understanding operators’ needs.

APO Public-sector Productivity Program Framework and Broad Action Plan Background The government or the public sector creates the policy, infrastructure, and service delivery environment so that the private sector, civil society, NGOs, the citizenry, and international.

Infrastructure and the Complexity of Economic Development: An Exploratory Introduction. Infrastructure and the Complexity of Economic Development: An Exploratory Introduction. Public Capital, Private Sector Productivity and Economic Growth: A Macroeconomic Perspective.

Jacco Hakfoort. Public capital refers to the aggregate body of government-owned assets that are used as the means for private productivity. Such assets span a wide range including: large components such as highways, airports, roads, transit systems, and railways; local, municipal components such as public education, public hospitals, police and fire protection, prisons, and courts; and critical components.

Through the provision of both social and economic infrastructure, public investment can serve as an important catalyst for economic growth. A significant body of theoretical and empirical resource underscores the positive relationship between investment in high-quality public infrastructure and economy-wide productivity.

In the October 2 [n.a.], “Building Works”. The Economist. 29 August, ; 5 The consulting firm McKinsey & Co. has estimated that the world will need to spend an aggregate $57 trillion (at prices) between and to keep up with infrastructure needs, or roughly $ trillion per year in real terms.

This estimate suggests a GDP spending shortfall of 1% for the OECD countries from through Author: Ingo Walter. While reams of research suggest that infrastructure could be the catalyst the U.S.

economy needs to generate productivity and growth, today infrastructure spending remains neglected. Average growth in the real (inflation-adjusted) stock of public capital was a healthy % fromwhile average productivity growth was around %.Infrastructure plays a key role in fostering growth and productivity and has been linked to improved earnings, health, and education levels for the poor.

Yet Latin America and the Caribbean are currently faced with a dangerous combination of relatively low public and private infrastructure investment. Those investment levels must increase, and it can be done.Measuring Public-sector Productivity in Selected Asian Countries The present book consists of nine chapters.

In this first chapter I define the concept of public sector productivity and also review the recent literature which relates most directly to our concerns and objectives.

I also set the target of this research and overview the.

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