A Note on Infrastructure Quality in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP03/2007
 
Publication date: 2007
 
Author(s):
[protected email address] (Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch)
 
Abstract:

The emphasis, both in research and in policy making, seems to be on more infrastructure, rather than better infrastructure. This research note aims to critically analyse the lack of quality indicators in infrastructure empirics and to redirect attention to improving infrastructure quality in its various forms in South Africa.

 
JEL Classification:

H54

Keywords:

Infrastructure, South Africa, quality, international trade, port facilities, binding constraints

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