Current Debates on Infrastructure Policy

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Antonio Estache

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES)

Marianne Fay

World Bank

Date Written: November 1, 2007

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the major current debates on infrastructure policy. It reviews the evidence on the macroeconomic significance of the sector in terms of growth and poverty alleviation. It also discusses the major institutional debates, including the relative comparative advantage of the public and the private sector in the various stages of infrastructure service delivery as well as the main options for changes in the role of government (i.e. regulation and decentralization).

Keywords: Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Public Sector Economics & Finance, Debt Markets, Non Bank Financial Institutions, Infrastructure Economics

Suggested Citation

Estache, Antonio and Fay, Marianne, Current Debates on Infrastructure Policy (November 1, 2007). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, Vol. , pp. -, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1032030

Antonio Estache

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) ( email )

Ave. Franklin D Roosevelt, 50 - C.P. 114
Brussels, B-1050
Belgium
32 (0)2 6503838 (Phone)

Marianne Fay (Contact Author)

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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