Public Capital, Growth and Welfare: Analytical Foundations for Public Policy by Pierre-Richard Agénor
Published By: Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press ISBN: 978-0-691-15580-7 Date of Publication: 2013
Book Review Detail
Ioannis N. Kessides of Yale University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.3.883.r6 Review Pages: 891-94
Book Review Abstract
Ioannis N. Kessides of Yale University reviews, "Public Capital, Growth and Welfare: Analytical Foundations for Public Policy" by Pierre-Richard Agénor. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores the different channels through which public capital in infrastructure may affect growth and human welfare and presents a series of formal models for understanding how these channels operate. Discusses basic channels; public capital and education; public capital and health; public capital and innovation; public capital and women's time allocation; public capital and poverty traps; and research perspectives. Agénor is Hallsworth Professor of International Macroeconomics and Development Economics at the University of Manchester and Codirector of the Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research."
H54: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: Infrastructures; Other Public Investment and Capital Stock I10: Health: General I20: Education and Research Institutions: General I30: Welfare and Poverty: General J16: Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination