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The Spillover Effects of Infrastructure Investments

Many Asian countries need massive infrastructure investments right now. However, the full economic impact of highways, railways, bridges and ports was often not well computed resulting in waste, inefficiencies and sometimes undervaluation. This ADBI animeme shows how smarter project assessments could guaranty higher-quality and environmentally-suitable infrastructure for the region.

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  • Impact of Infrastructure Investment on Tax: Estimating Spillover Effects of the Kyushu High-Speed Rail Line in Japan on Regional Tax Revenue 

    Yoshino, Naoyuki; Abidhadjaev, Umid (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2016-05-15)
    This paper analyzes the impact of infrastructure investment on tax revenues and on the economy of the region. In 1991, the Kyushu high-speed rail line was constructed and was completed in 2003. In 2004, the rail line started operating from Kagoshima ...
  • Introducing the Tax-Kicker Bond: Budget-Neutral Financing of Private Infrastructure by Back-End Participation in Future Tax Revenue Growth 

    Stillman, Grant B. (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-08-30)
    This brief shows the spillover effect of how infrastructure can create jobs, industries, and regional wealth. Revenue from property rates, income and business taxes, as well as sales or value-added tax increases along the periphery and adjacent areas ...