Working papers in Transport Economics
Johanna Jussila Hammes
The political economy of infrastructure planning in Sweden: supporting analyses
Abstract: We study factors affecting the choice of objects to be
included in the National Transport Infrastructure Plans for 2004-2015 and
for 2010-2021 in Sweden, controlling for the CBA results. The present
working paper contains both a comparative analysis between the two Plans,
and sensitivity analyses for the econometric regressions of the 2010-21
Plan conducted in Jussila Hammes (forthcoming). We find that the
centre-right government tended to favour those counties that voted for it.
Both a centre-right and a centre-left government have favoured rail
investments over road. Lobbying also matters; projects with co-financing
from the local municipality(ies) have a greater probability of being
included in the Plan. Industry lobbying has at best a borderline
significant effect and affects the probability of a project being included
in the Plan positively.
Keywords: Transport infrastructure plan; Lobbying; Co-financing; Freight benefits; Politics; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D61; D72; L98; (follow links to similar papers)
25 pages, October 4, 2012
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