One Belt-One Road Infrastructure Investment: Motivations, Regional Imbalance and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Models

19 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2018

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Tianze Zhang

University College London - Faculty of Laws

Date Written: June 21, 2018

Abstract

The development of the One Belt-One Road (hereafter OBOR) initiative was swift and efficient, especially in infrastructure investment. This article discusses the motivations behind the countries participating in infrastructure investment and the current developments in OBOR projects. Considering the regional imbalance and disparities, China will still be a leading country in infrastructure investment and it is unlikely that a central governance body in charge of making universal binding decisions between the OBOR countries will be established in the near future. However, by flexibly adopting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) investment models, cooperation in the One Belt-One Road initiative will become more practical through the spreading of responsibilities, revenues, and risk between Chinese investors and local governments.

Keywords: Infrastructure Investment, Motivations, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), Regional Imbalance and Disparities

JEL Classification: K20, K10, M20

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Tianze, One Belt-One Road Infrastructure Investment: Motivations, Regional Imbalance and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Models (June 21, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3253074 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3253074

Tianze Zhang (Contact Author)

University College London - Faculty of Laws ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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