HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL AND PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH: EVIDENCE FROM THE CANADIAN GOODS - PRODUCING SECTOR

This paper investigates the role of highway capital in Canadian goods production. Province-wide production functions using both Cobb-Douglas and translog functional forms with highway capital, private capital and labor as the three inputs are estimated. Production functions are estimated using standard techniques to control for unobserved province and time specific characteristics based on pooled cross-section data for 10 Canadian provinces over the period 1961-1994. The issue of nonstationarity data is recognized and appropriate adjustment is made. Output elasticities of highway capital are estimated over five years for each province. The results indicate that generally highway capital has a positive contribution on provincial goods-producing output.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada  V6T 1Z2
  • Authors:
    • Khanam, B R
  • Publication Date: 1996-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1996 12:00AM