Economists: Economically Lagging Regions in South Asia Lack Infrastructure

February 13th, 2011
in econ_news

India camels Econintersect:  Three economics professors, in an article at the GEI Analysis Blog, conclude that a leading cause of lagging economic development in some parts of India and Bangladesh can be attributed significantly to lack of infrastructure development.

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The three professors are Pravin Krishna (Johns Hopkins University), Devashish Mitra (Syracuse University) and Asha Sundaram (University of Cape Town).  They find the distance to seaports and the extent of road and rail development correlate strongly with economic growth.

Source:  GEI Analysis 

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