Estimation of accessibility elasticities in connection with the Öresund fixed link using a panel of micro-data
(English)In: Regional Science and Urban Economics, ISSN 0166-0462Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
The productivity of public infrastructure has been the subject of numerous studies during the last two decades, often with vastly differing results. Matters of concern for these estimates have been the level of aggregation of the data, the measurement of the infrastructure stock, and endogeneitybias. In an attempt to estimate the wider economic impacts of the Öresund fi
xed link, these issues are addressed by estimating production functions from fi
rm data in Scania—the Swedish part of the Öresund region—using a novel method due to Olley and Pakes (1996), that takes endogenous inputchoices and self-selection into account. As a measure of the service provided by the infrastructure, accessibility to the workforce is used on a fi
ne-grained geographic level. The sign and signi
ficance of the two sources of bias are tested, as well as the robustness of the accessibility parameter with respect to the speci
cation of the barrier of trips across Öresund.
Firm performance, agglomeration, market potential, accessibility, Öresund region, Olley and Pakes.
Research subject SRA - Transport
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33645OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-33645DiVA: diva2:416826
FunderTrenOp, Transport Research Environment with Novel Perspectives
QC 20110513. Updated from manuscript to submitted.2011-05-132011-05-132012-01-31Bibliographically approved