Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth Spillovers

  • Herick Fernando Moralles
  • Daisy Aparecida do Nascimento RebelattoEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


The present study aims to analyze the spatial spillover effects of transportation infrastructures on the economic growth in Brazilian states through the application of a spatial econometric technique (Spatial Durbin Model). The results demonstrate that road infrastructure has the greatest impact on economic growth, and that the spatial unit neighboring highways are most relevant to their growth than their own infrastructure. Still, some infrastructures showed insignificant or negative spillovers.


Transportation infrastructures Economic growth Spillovers Spatial econometrics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herick Fernando Moralles
    • 1
  • Daisy Aparecida do Nascimento Rebelatto
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Production EngineeringFederal University of Sâo CarlosSão CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Production EngineeringUniversity of São PauloSão CarlosBrazil

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