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Boosting Infrastructure Investments in Africa Boosting Infrastructure Investments in Africa
Donald Kaberuka, World Economics, June 2011
The absolute and relative lack of infrastructure in Africa suggests that the continent’s competitiveness could be boosted by scaling up investments in infrastructure. Such investments would facilitate domestic and international trade, enhance Africa’s integration into t ... More

Should Fuel Taxes Be Scrapped in Favor of Pay-by-the-Mile Charges? Should Fuel Taxes Be Scrapped in Favor of Pay-by-the-Mile Charges?
Ian Parry, World Economics, September 2005
This paper discusses the appropriate balance between traditional gasoline taxes and charging by the mile, focusing on economic efficiency considerations. It begins with a brief discussion of the five major passenger vehicle issues of concern—local pollution, greenhouse ... More

Congestion Charging Congestion Charging: Utopia vs. Reform
Edward Gottesman, World Economics, June 2003
The debate about road use charging continues. No simple and effective proposal to limit center-city congestion has attracted popular support. The economic case for reducing vehicle congestion in towns and cities is indisputable, as shown in the recent article by Begg ... More

The Case for Congestion Charging The Case for Congestion Charging
David Begg & David Gray, World Economics, September 2002
Car use has grown significantly in the UK in recent years, raising concerns about pollution and congestion. Although existing fiscal measures have been effective in tackling the former, the UK now has the worst traffic congestion in Europe. The economic costs of congest ... More

Transport, Access and Economic Growth Transport, Access and Economic Growth
Karl W. Steininger , World Economics, June 2002
Transport and gross domestic product have grown at roughly a one-to-one relationship in the past. Many decision-makers consider the supply of transport infrastructure an important ingredient in fostering productivity and economic growth; some even consider it a prere ... More

The Modern Motor Industry The Modern Motor Industry: Nowhere for the inefficient to hide
Garel Rhys, World Economics, March 2001
The motor industry is experiencing one of its periods of massive change. This involves considerable micro- and macroeconomic effects, reflecting the structure and behaviour of the industry and its scale of operations within an economy. The industry is a highly rivalr ... More