Rural Sustainable Development by Constructing New Roads in Advanced Country - A Case Study of San-en Region in Japan

Yuzuru Miyata, Yasuhiro Hirobata, Hitomi Nakanishi, Hiroyuku Shibusawa

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Abstract

Japan's economy is entering a new phase of economic growth through the so-called "lost 15 years" since 1990. Particularly Tokyo and Aichi prefectures have been drawing attention as engine of new eco- nomic growth in Japan. Although the recovery of Japan's economy has resulted in an increase in the demand for traffic, construction of new roads in rural areas has been located in a serious situation. It is attributed to a decreasing trend in Japan's population and aging. Thus Japan's national budget will be being reduced in the future. Due to this situation, stricter economic assessment of construction of new roads in rural areas has particularly been required than before. Taking into account these backgrounds, this article aims to present a model integrating the concepts of economic equilibrium and transport net- work equilibrium. This model heavily depends on the input-output data in estimating parameters, and will be able to be extended into a full spatial equilibrium model. And then setting San-en region in Aichi prefecture as a study area which consists of many rural areas, this study also aims to measure the economic impacts of construction of new roads to realize sustainable development of rural areas in this region
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Input-Output Techniques
Place of PublicationOnline
PublisherInternational Input-Output Association (IIOA)
Pages1-19
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Input-Output Techniques - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 1 Jul 2007 → …

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Input-Output Techniques
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period1/07/07 → …

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Miyata, Y., Hirobata, Y., Nakanishi, H., & Shibusawa, H. (2007). Rural Sustainable Development by Constructing New Roads in Advanced Country - A Case Study of San-en Region in Japan. In 16th International Conference on Input-Output Techniques (pp. 1-19). Online: International Input-Output Association (IIOA).