OECD Economics Department Working Papers

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Do sound infrastructure governance and regulation affect productivity growth? New insights from firm level data

Measuring the quality of governance and regulation in various ways and focusing on energy, transport and telecommunications, this paper shows that both sound governance of infrastructure investment and pro-competitive regulation in network industries are associated with stronger productivity growth in firms operating downstream.


Keywords: regulation, investment, governance, infrastructure, total factor productivity
JEL: K23: Law and Economics / Regulation and Business Law / Regulated Industries and Administrative Law; L50: Industrial Organization / Regulation and Industrial Policy / Regulation and Industrial Policy: General; D24: Microeconomics / Production and Organizations / Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity; H54: Public Economics / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: Infrastructures; Other Public Investment and Capital Stock
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