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The Effect of Fibre Broadband on Student Learning

Students with access    to fibre broadband learn more,     thousands benefit.We estimate the impact of ultra-fast broadband on schools’ academic performance using a difference-in-difference study of a new fibre broadband network. We show...

Impacts of Higher Education Institutions on Local Population and Employment Growth

We examine the relationship between higher education institutions (HEIs) and local population and employment growth, using a sample of fifty-seven New Zealand territorial local authorities between 1986 and 2013. We account for HEI endogeneity by...

Welfare costs of coordinated infrastructure investments: the case of competing transport modes

Infrastructure investments such as in rail and road networks are often undertaken by different parties that have differing degrees of vertical integration into downstream rolling stock (i.e. train and truck) investments. We analyse the impacts...

Higher education institutions and regional growth: The case of New Zealand

Universities    bring extra population    and more employment.    We examine the relationship between the presence of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and local growth, using a sample of 57 New Zealand Territorial Local Authorities...

Infrastructure’s Long-Lived Impact on Urban Development: Theory and Empirics

We analyse impacts that infrastructure provision and other factors have on long run urban growth. Reflecting spatial equilibrium insights, growing cities have preferred attributes relative to other cities. These attributes may include natural characteristics, social...

Any Port in a Storm: Impacts of New Port Infrastructure on Exporter Behaviour

This paper investigates the impact of port infrastructure on exporter behaviour, focusing on the opening of Metroport, a new inland port in Auckland. We model adoption of the new port facilities among local firms, and then...

Spatial Effects of Urban Rail Upgrades

We examine spatial impacts of major upgrades to an existing urban passenger rail service. The upgrades, to Auckland's Western Line, were announced in 2005. Anticipated benefits of upgrades should be factored into people's location and...

Infrastructure and Regional Growth

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The Effect of Transport Infrastructure on Home Production Activity: Evidence from Rural New York, 1825-1845

This paper examines the home production activities of newly formed and long established households in rural New York over a twenty year period after the Erie Canal was built.
It shows that newly established households had...

Strategic Transport Choices

Why does transport deserve its own conference, its own government department and delivery agencies, its own trade journals, academic journals and books? The reason is not because transport is valued particularly in its own right....

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