The risk of starting a developing process without employment in Italy, and in Europe, has imposed, after about twenty years of uncertainty, to reconsider the role of public "keynesian" investments regarding infrastructures and transports in the field of epistemology or knowledge, therefore with scientific character and value or at least able to acquire them. Through the policies of restraint of the current expense, the philosophy of revaluation of that social overhead capital that is the territory and the infrastructures system is, therefore, a fascinating field of research, relatively free from the politics of the past. The elements to take into account in a period of transition towards an economic normality, not easy to outline here, are three: consequences of bias in the allocation of public spending in capital account which have reduced its performance in the esteemed period; the problems associated with the proposal of renewal of infrastructure investments; and the management of issued capital in order to achieve better delivery conditions in relation to new investments.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 85-100
  • Serial:
    • VTI Conferens
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4A, Part 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1996 12:00AM