Inter-county Spillovers in California's Port and Roads Infrastructure

This report presents a county-level analysis of ports and roads infrastructure investment for California. Positive impacts from county-level port investment on manufacturing output is found by estimating county-level production functions for the manufacturing industry. Overall, the authors find that the effects of investment by neighboring counties is is mixed, with some counties having small ports experiencing positive effects, while negative effects are experienced by some counties having larger ports. In addition, the authors find mixed spillover effects of port investment in neighboring counties on counties having no ports.

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    California State University, Long Beach

    Department of Economics
    Long Beach, CA  United States  90840

    University of Hartford

    Barney School of Business
    Department of Economics
    West Hartford, CT  United States  06117

    METRANS Transportation Center

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626

    University Transportation Centers Program

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Monaco, Kristen
    • Cohen, Jeffrey P
  • Publication Date: 2008-8-1


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23p

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  • Accession Number: 01110102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: METRANS Project 07-02
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2008 8:11AM