Street Pavement: Results from an Infrastructure Experiment in Mexico

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Abstract

Urban peripheries in many developing countries lack basic local public goods like
street pavement, water, sewerage and electricity. We design an experiment of street
pavement provision in a Mexican urban area and estimate impacts on a set of indicators
obtained from a household survey. Our ndings show that houses in streets that were
paved increased substantially in value, by 15% according to professional appraisals,
and by 24% according to homeowners. Households living in streets that were paved
obtained more credit, had higher per capita expenditures, increased motor vehicle
ownership and were more likely to have made home improvements.

Year of Publication
2010
Number
556
Date Published
07/2010
Publication Language
eng
Citation Key
8081
URL
Working Papers