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Highway Conditions and Insufficient Maintenance in Germany: A Threat for Economic Growth? – Online Appendix

Gaus, Dennis; Link, Heike
Beteiligte Mitarbeiter
Gaus, Dennis
Link, Heike
Institutioneller Anbindung
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)
Gefördert durch
DIW Graduate Center
2007 bis 2016
Economic Effects of Highway Quality - Online Appendix

We analyze the impact of transportation infrastructure capital and its maintenance status on regional economic production, exploiting panel data on the German county level (N=401) from 2007 through 2016 in a spatial translog production function. Various SLX and SDEM models are estimated using FGLS and GMM estimators accounting for endogeneity. We find a positive impact of the transport infrastructure capital locally and supra-regionally, and pro-vide evidence that insufficient maintenance and low infrastructure conditions significantly slow economic growth. The analysis shows that this effect is mainly driven by the Bun-desstraßen network as the backbone of the regional German road system.

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