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Business cycle and political determinants of investment in transport infrastructure in sweden

Project Number: 362

Project Leader: Johanna Jussila Hammes

Start Date: 2014-03-01

End Date: 2015-09-30

Research Question The purpose of the project is to examine how economic and political factors influence the spatial distribution of national-level transport infrastructure projects. We examine factors influencing investment per capita in transport infrastructure objects at the municipality level in Sweden. We compare three National Transport Infrastructure Plans: for 2004-2015, for 2010-2021 and a new plan, which is to be approved of in the spring of 2014. The three plans were approved of in different political and economic circumstances. Background The background to the project is a call for papers by the journal Research in Transportation Economics to their special issue on austerity and sustainable transportation (see http://www.journals.elsevier.com/research-in-transportation-economics/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-austerity-and-sustainable-transportation/). My paper proposal got accepted for full paper submission.

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