nep-ppm New Economics Papers
on Project, Program and Portfolio Management
Issue of 2010‒10‒16
four papers chosen by
Arvi Kuura
Parnu College - Tartu University

  1. On the interaction between railway scheduling and resource flow networks. By Tian, Wendi; Demeulemeester, Erik
  2. Critical Evaluation of Cross-Border Infrastructure Projects in Asia By Manabu Fujimura; Ramesh Adhikari
  3. Assessing Socioeconomic Impacts of Transport Infrastructure Projects in the Greater Mekong Subregion By Susan Stone; Anna Strutt; Thomas Hertel
  4. Appropriate Economic Space for Transnational Infrastructural Projects: Gateways, Multimodal Corridors, and Special Economic Zones By Peter J. Rimmer; Howard Dick

  1. By: Tian, Wendi; Demeulemeester, Erik
    Abstract: In previous research (Tian & Demeulemeester, 2010), we have shown that in realistic situations railway scheduling improves both the stability and the expected project length over roadrunner scheduling. In this paper, we introduce the concept of resource flow networks in this analysis and determine what the impact is of the resulting combinations on the average project length, the standard deviation of the project length, the timely project completion probability and the stability cost. Extensive computational results will be presented on both small and larger projects and statistic analysis will be conducted by using SAS PROC GLM.
    Keywords: Railway scheduling; Roadrunner scheduling; Resource flow networks; DTRTP;
    Date: 2010–09
  2. By: Manabu Fujimura; Ramesh Adhikari
    Abstract: This paper attempts to fill gaps faced by policymakers and practitioners in the evaluation of cross-border infrastructure projects. It first defines what constitutes cross-border infrastructure projects, and then outlines an analytical framework and criteria to evaluate them. The criteria identify additionalities and externalities specific to cross-border infrastructure projects that need to be stressed in covering broader and indirect impacts that are not usually captured in the analysis of national projects. Then the paper examines to what extent the defined criteria are applicable in evaluating recent cross-border infrastructure projects. It also reports on emerging impacts patterns evidenced in relevant studies. The paper draws lessons and implications for design and implementation of cross-border infrastructure projects. [ADBI Working Paper 226]
    Keywords: policymakers, practitioners, cross-border, infrastructure projects, design and implementation
    Date: 2010
  3. By: Susan Stone; Anna Strutt; Thomas Hertel
    Abstract: This study attempts to quantify the links between infrastructure investment and poverty reduction using a multi-region general equilibrium model, supplemented with household survey data for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Infrastructure investment is an important step in economic development, with improvements in transportation infrastructure boosting economic opportunities throughout the region, for example by significantly reducing travel times and costs. In this study, we concentrate on quantifying the effects of some of the key linkages between upgraded infrastructure, economic growth, and poverty reduction. We model the impact of both reducing transport costs and improving trade facilitation in the GMS. Our findings suggest strong gains to the GMS countries as a result of infrastructure development and trade facilitation with national poverty reduced throughout the region. However, the impact on various segments of these populations differs, depending in part on factor returns. [ADBI Working Paper 234]
    Keywords: infrastructure investment, poverty reduction, Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), economic growth,
    Date: 2010
  4. By: Peter J. Rimmer; Howard Dick
    Abstract: This study addresses three questions that arise in Asia when formulating, financing, implementing, and maintaining transnational linkages versus purely domestic connections. [ADBI Working Paper 237]
    Keywords: Asia, formulating, financing, implementing, maintaining
    Date: 2010

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