Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working papers in Transport Economics,
CTS - Centre for Transport Studies Stockholm (KTH and VTI)

No 2015:14: Wider economic impacts of accessibility: a literature survey

Matts Andersson (), Fredrik Dehlin (), Peter Jörgensen and Sirje Pädam ()
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Matts Andersson: KTH, Postal: Centrum för Transportstudier (CTS), Teknikringen 10, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Fredrik Dehlin: PwC Norway, Postal: Centrum för Transportstudier (CTS), Teknikringen 10, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Peter Jörgensen: WSP, Postal: Centrum för Transportstudier (CTS), Teknikringen 10, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Sirje Pädam: WSP, Postal: Centrum för Transportstudier (CTS), Teknikringen 10, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: This paper starts out with by discussing the definitions of Wider Economic Impacts/Benefits and regional development. Each area where WEIs could be present is then treated: economic growth (production and cost function studies), labour market (agglomeration, labour supply), commodity market and housing market. A theoretical background is given, the empirics are summarized and the relation to CBA is discussed.

Keywords: Wider economic impacts; Wider economic benefits; Regional development; Cost-benefit analysis; Agglomeration; Labour supply; Labour market; Housing market; Commodity market

JEL-codes: D61; E24; H40; R40

44 pages, September 10, 2015

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