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Oliver VANDEN EYNDE (PSE-CNRS) – “Complementarities in Infrastructure: Evidence from Rural India”
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Date: 9th of November 2021
Room : 3001
Abstract: Complementarities between infrastructure projects have been understudied. Our paper examines interactions in the impacts of large-scale road construction, electrification, and mobile phone coverage programs in rural India. We find strong evidence of complementary impacts between roads and electricity on agricultural production: dry season cropping increases significantly when villages receive both, but not when they receive one without the other. These complementarities are associated with a shift of cropping patterns towards market crops and with improved economic conditions. In contrast, we find no consistent evidence of complementarities for the mobile coverage program. With Liam Wren-Lewis.
Benoît SCHMUTZ (Pôle d’économie du CREST)
Anthony STRITTMATTER (Pôle d’économie du CREST)