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Can infrastructure costs be covered by taxes on flat sales/rents?

Instead of describing the general question, let me give a concrete example. Suppose in a city they want to extend a metro line but they don't have enough budget for it. Could the city designate a ...
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Why don't public transport networks have more routes to each terminal in order to reduce the number of transfers?

When using public transport, we often need to transfer to a different route during of the journey. These transfers have costs – I can think of the following, but there may be more. If we're reading, ...
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Why is railway electrification in North America far less common than in Europe?

Why is railway electrification in North America far less common than in Europe? I suspect that the answer has something to do with the economics of electrification. In Europe, railway ...
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Why is not tram popular in most countries? [closed]

This list suggests that tram systems are massively unpopular in most of the countries outside the Western sphere. Why is not tram popular in most countries?
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Does economic growth always implies investments in infrastructure?

For my course I'm analysing the problem of empty retail stores. I need to analyse how my alternatives to solve the problem would change the important factors about the problem in uncertain scenarios. ...
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Is there an alternative metric to GDP that measures a country's assets rather than flows?

The Gross domestic product measures the value of all final goods and services produced in a period. This has some limitations. For example, if a car hits a lightpost and both need to be repaired and ...
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Why is UK infrastructure so expensive?

Current official estimates for the proposed UK railway line High Speed 2 are £42.6 billion for a 192 km line, or around £222 million (€287 million) per km (if my calculations are correct). The ...
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Is there any evidence on the effect of China's investment in African countries on their economic development?

Apparently, China made substancial investments in infrastructure and commodity extraction in several African countries over the last couple of decades. Is there some econometrically sound evidence of ...