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Infrastructure, Accessibility and Growth in Tuscany: A Macroeconomic Impact Evaluation
Author/s: Giuseppe Francesco Gori, Patrizia Lattarulo, Renato Paniccià 
Year:  2010 Issue: 3 Supp Language: English 
Pages:  26 Pg. 75-100 FullText PDF:  474 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SCRE2010SU3004
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The purpose of the paper is to assess the impact of the Regional Mobility and Logistic Plan (RMLP) of Tuscany on regional growth and spatial disparities between the Tuscan provinces. In order to evaluate its economic impact, we first quantify the impact in terms of changes in travel time and variations in the cost of transportation per unit of delivered output. We then make use of the Remi-Irpet model. The latter explains the agglomeration economies and productivity differentials. We find that, despite the fact that the RMLP does not solve the structural problem of mobility within Tuscany, it does make it possible to get rid of some potential constraints for long-term regional growth, even if the economic impact across the provinces is disequalizing.
Keywords: Territory, infrastructures, new economic geography, local development, territorial disparities, impact evaluation, Italy, Tuscany
Jel Code: R10, R11, R15

Giuseppe Francesco Gori, Patrizia Lattarulo, Renato Paniccià, in "SCIENZE REGIONALI " 3 Supp/2010, pp. 75-100, DOI:10.3280/SCRE2010SU3004


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