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Implications of an Infrastructure Corridor for Alberta's Economy Economic Outcomes

Implications of an Infrastructure Corridor for Alberta's Economy

Trevor Tombe, Alaz Munzur and G. Kent Fellows

The School of Public Policy Publications
Volume 14 • Issue 7 • February 2021

Depending on the geographical area they serve and the modes of transport and types of connections they promote, infrastructure corridors can create trade-offs and synergies between different kinds of economic, social, and environmental outcomes. Yet the implied effects can vary across different regions, population segments and industries. A complete review of a proposed infrastructure corridor package involves a rigorous analysis of all of these potential effects. This paper focuses on quantifying potential gains from reductions in trade costs on Alberta’s economy and identify the importance of improved access to lower cost transportation options like rail for select commodities.

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Economic loss analysis to Prince Edward Island resulting from a prolonged closure of the Confederation Bridge Economic Outcomes

Economic loss analysis to Prince Edward Island resulting from a prolonged closure of the Confederation Bridge

G. Kent Fellows, Michelle Patterson, Amy MacFarlane, Lukas Marriott, Andrew Carrothers, and Jurgen Krause

Canadian Journal of Regional Science 41 (1/3), 29-41.
August 2018.
The article models the economy of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and its dependency on value of goods, services and people moving in both directions across the Confederation Bridge (linking PEI with mainland New Brunswick).