Simon Alder is assistant professor of economics and Kaufman Family Global Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests are growth and development, trade, macroeconomics, and political economy. Simon Alder received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Zurich and he joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014.
Highway network designs and regional economic development
03 Apr 2017
The Indian National Highway Development Project and its components such as the Golden Quadrilateral or the North-South and East-West corridors are planned to alleviate constraints due to insufficient transport infrastructure. This column compares the effects of the Golden Quadrilateral with a counterfactual highway network that is designed to approximately maximise national income while connecting all intermediate-sized cities.
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