Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBelmar, José
dc.contributor.authorGentile Passaro, Diego
dc.coverage.spatialAmérica Latina y el Caribees_ES
dc.coverage.spatialArgentinaes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-20T14:20:01Z
dc.date.available2021-04-20T14:20:01Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://scioteca.caf.com/handle/123456789/1714
dc.description.tableofcontentsWe estimate the impact of railroad and road infrastructure on local economic development through the study of massive transport infrastructure changes in Argentina. Following a World Bank study, 10,000 kilometers of railroads were closed and 18,000 kilometers of paved roads were built between 1960 and 1991. Our empirical strategy relies on instrumental variables that exploit a discontinuity in how experts chose railroad segments to be studied for closure and hypothetical networks connecting main cities. We show that conventional IV estimates can be misleading when omitting potential substitution of different transport modes. We find that dismantling railroads had a negative impact on population and industrial production, and shifted the distribution of labor away from agriculture. On the other hand, we find weak evidence of roads construction having a positive impact on the share of employment in manufacturing and non-tradable industries, but no impacts on total population nor industrial production.es_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherCAFes_ES
dc.subjectAduanases_ES
dc.subjectAgriculturaes_ES
dc.subjectCiudadeses_ES
dc.subjectComunicaciónes_ES
dc.subjectInfraestructuraes_ES
dc.subjectInvestigación socioeconómicaes_ES
dc.subjectPolíticas públicases_ES
dc.subjectTransportees_ES
dc.titleBimodal Transport Infrastructure and Regional Development: Evidence from Argentina, 1960 - 1991es_ES
dc.typeOtheres_ES
dc.publisher.cityCaracases_ES


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record