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Paving streets for the poor: Experimental analysis of infrastructure effects

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This paper provides the first experimental estimation of the effects of the supply of publicly financed urban infrastructure on property values. Using a pre- and post-intervention survey design along with random allocation of first-time street asphalting of residential streets located in peripheral neighborhoods in Mexico, we show that within two years of the intervention households are able to transform their increased property wealth into significantly larger rates of vehicle ownership, hou...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1162/REST_a_00553

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
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Name:
Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Grant:
ECO2011-29751
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Name:
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
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Name:
Princeton Industrial Relations Section
Publisher:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press
Journal:
Review of Economics and Statistics More from this journal
Volume:
98
Issue:
2
Pages:
254-267
Publication date:
2016-04-21
Acceptance date:
2015-06-15
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EISSN:
1530-9142
ISSN:
0034-6535
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pubs:613036
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uuid:619295fc-5e73-4ad7-ab54-3754572b38d6
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pubs:613036
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613036
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2016-04-02

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