Does Road Investment Really Promote the Export? Evidence from Sichuan County-level Data of China

  •  Lihe Xu    
  •  Jiaqi Liu    
  •  Xiaoshan Yan    


Whether road infrastructure promotes export is still a concerned issue debated in the previous studies. In this paper, we conduct a panel data using two data sources from year 2003 to 2013, examining the relationship between road investment and export. The primary results show that road investment significantly restricts local export. A further test indicates that the road infrastructure benefits service sector, 1) abstract more private capital investment on service sector than manufacturing sector, 2) reduce the employee of tradable sector. Then manufacturing sector was constrained. The results are robust when a set test is carried out.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1918-7173
  • ISSN(Online): 1918-7181
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: quarterly

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