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Author(s): R. G. Harvey
Book Pages: 189 - Publish Date: 2006 - Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Description: R.G. (Bob) Harvey tells the stories of the road through the Okanagan Valley, the highway alongside Kootenay Lake and the Crows Nest Railway. He also looks at how the challenge of moving people and cars over water was met, from river ferries running on human power or the force of the current to the 1,000-hp ferries on Interior lakes.
Book Pages: Unknown - Publish Date: 2007 - Publisher: World Bank Publications
Description: This paper uses a growth diagnostics approach à la Hausmann, Rodrik, and Velasco (HRV) to identify the most 'binding' constraints to private sector growth in Mongolia - a small, low-income, mineral-rich, transition economy. The approach of applying the HRV methodology is useful in those cases where a lack of data prevents us from estimating shadow prices to identify the most 'binding' constraint ...
Book Pages: 52 - Publish Date: 2007 - Publisher: World Bank Publications
Description: Abstract: This study examines the roles of revenue recycling schemes for the selection of alternative tax instruments (i.e., carbon-, sulphur-, energy- and output-tax) to reduce CO2 emissions to a specified level in Thailand. A static, single period, multi-sectoral computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the Thai economy has been developed for this purpose. This study finds that the selectio...
Author(s): R. G. Harvey
Book Pages: 192 - Publish Date: 2004 - Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Description: In a province where mountain ranges are at odds with road and rail builders, and its capital city and a large portion of its population are on an island, it's no surprise that provision of an effective transportation system has been a challenging undertaking—or that mistakes have been made. In many cases, BC's political leaders not only didn't solve problems, they added to them. And many of the ...
Author(s): Mélanie Lemaire
Book Pages: 216 - Publish Date: 2004 - Publisher: Editions l'Etudiant
Description: Du transport aérien au transport maritime, en passant par le rail, la route ou la logistique, tous les domaines du transport partagent une caractéristique commune nombreux sont les salariés qui travaillent la nuit, le week-end et les jours fériés ! Ces contraintes acceptées, le secteur offre souvent des vraies opportunités de carrière aux plus dynamiques. C'est un des secteurs les plus fac...
Author(s): Lionel Casson
Book Pages: 470 - Publish Date: 1995-12-01 - Publisher: JHU Press
Description: Lionel Casson's encyclopedic study is the first of its kind to use underwater archaeological data to refine and area of scholarship that had, for the most part, relied on ancient texts and graphic representations. Tracing the history of early ships and seamanship from pre-dynastic Egypt to the Roman empire, from skiffs and barges to huge oared warships and royal yachts, Casson describes not only the ships themselves, but also the make-up and training of the crews, placement of weaponry, how cargo was stored, methods of navigation, harbor facilities, and the ways ships were named.
Author(s): Charles Kenny
Book Pages: 32 - Publish Date: 2007 - Publisher: World Bank Publications
Description: Abstract: Governance is central to development outcomes in infrastructure, not least because corruption (a symptom of failed governance) can have significantly negative impact on returns to infrastructure investment. This conclusion holds whether infrastructure is in private or public hands. This paper looks at what has been learned about the role of governance in infrastructure, provides some rec...
Book Pages: 238 - Publish Date: 1999-10-31 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Description: Economics of Urban Highway Congestion and Pricing offers the most extensive examination to date of the relationship between congestion tolls and highway capacity in the long run. This study breaks new ground in the economic theory of optimal road capacity by including theoretical contributions, empirical studies, and simulation experiments that all pertain to the general topic reflected in the tit...
Author(s): Marianne Fay
Book Pages: Unknown - Publish Date: 2007 - Publisher: World Bank Publications
Description: Less restrictive product market policies are crucial in promoting convergence to higher levels of GDP per capita. This paper benchmarks product market policies in Bulgaria to those of OECD countries by estimating OECD indicators of Product Market Regulation (PMR). The PMR indicators allow a comprehensive mapping of policies affecting competition in product markets. Comparison with OECD countries r...
Book Pages: 25 - Publish Date: 1999 - Publisher: World Bank Publications
Description: "What effect does distance have on costs for economies at different locations? Exports and imports of final and intermediate goods bear transport costs that increase with distance. Production and trade depend on factor endowments and factor intensities as well as on distance and the transport intensities of different goods"--Cover.