Transformative Transport: Transport and Economic Transformation

Transformative Transport Transport and Economic Transformation (154 KB)

Published: 2007

Author: Arthur Grimes

Event: Transport - The Next 50 Years conference, Christchurch

In this paper, we review recent international evidence on the forces of agglomeration and the links between agglomeration and transport investments. We then focus on New Zealand evidence. In particular, we consider whether productivity benefits are apparent from agglomeration within Auckland and whether there is evidence that these benefits are affected by transport systems.

In considering the implications of this evidence for policy, we take a long-term perspective since outcomes will be shaped over very long periods by transport infrastructure decisions taken now.