Infrastructure and Growth in Developing Asia

Publication | November 2010

This paper presents the state of infrastructure in developing Asian countries. It applies two distinct approaches (growth regressions and growth accounting) to analyze the link between infrastructure, growth, and productivity. The main conclusion is that a number of countries in developing Asia have significantly improved their basic infrastructure endowments in the recent past, and this appears to correlate significantly with good growth performances. However, the evidence seems to indicate that this is mostly the result of factor accumulation (a direct effect), while the impact on productivity is inconclusive.

Contents 

  • Abstract
  • Infrastructure: A Review of Issues
  • Where Does Developing Asia Stand?
  • Theory and Existing Evidence
  • Empirical Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • References