When simplifying assumptions are too simple: developing a 'catalogue' of agglomeration economies and other spatial impacts of infrastructure

Cameron GORDON

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    Abstract

    Traditional program evaluation of transport investment tends to focus on relatively narrow measures of market benefit (e.g. a transport project's reductions in travel-times that will be generated for travellers). In many cases benefit measures such as these are more than sufficient, especially when considering increments to existing transport and other infrastructure networks. However, transport infrastructure can have significant spatial effects such as expansion in effective access to markets for goods and services and an ability to achieve agglomeration and other spatial economies across those markets. Agglomeration economies in particular are inconsistently understood and often incompletely specified. This paper develops a template which categorises agglomeration effects, indicating how they arise from real-world characteristics which are counter to standard simplifying assumptions which are the basis of most traditional evaluation methods.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2013 - Transport and the New World City
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherQueensland University of Technology
    Pages1-11
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9781921897825
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventAustralaisan Transport Research Forum (ATRF) - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 2 Oct 20134 Oct 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralaisan Transport Research Forum (ATRF)
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period2/10/134/10/13

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    Agglomeration economies
    Agglomeration
    Program evaluation
    Travellers
    Evaluation method
    Travel time
    Transport infrastructure
    Spatial effects
    Template

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    GORDON, C. (2013). When simplifying assumptions are too simple: developing a 'catalogue' of agglomeration economies and other spatial impacts of infrastructure. In Proceedings of the 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2013 - Transport and the New World City (pp. 1-11). Australia: Queensland University of Technology.
    GORDON, Cameron. / When simplifying assumptions are too simple: developing a 'catalogue' of agglomeration economies and other spatial impacts of infrastructure. Proceedings of the 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2013 - Transport and the New World City. Australia : Queensland University of Technology, 2013. pp. 1-11
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    GORDON C. When simplifying assumptions are too simple: developing a 'catalogue' of agglomeration economies and other spatial impacts of infrastructure. In Proceedings of the 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2013 - Transport and the New World City. Australia: Queensland University of Technology. 2013. p. 1-11