Accelerating Economic Growth: A Case Study of Ohio

11 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2011

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Raj Aggarwal

University of Akron; Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Kent State University; Kent State University Foundation

Jerry Bohinc

Dawson Partnership LLC

Date Written: August 22, 2011

Abstract

This paper is an essay on the role of very high speed trains to accelerate regional economic growth with a case study of Ohio. It builds on the network insight that innovation and economic growth rise at a rate that is 1.2 times the size of a city. Very high speed trains can make cities that are between seventy-five and one hundred and fifty miles apart into commuting suburbs of each other. Thus, VHSTs can accelerate innovation and economic growth significantly.

Keywords: Very High Speed Trains, Bullet Trains, Regional Economic Growthy, Urban Economics

JEL Classification: R58, O12, O18, O31

Suggested Citation

Aggarwal, Raj and Bohinc, Jerry, Accelerating Economic Growth: A Case Study of Ohio (August 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1914683 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1914683

Raj Aggarwal (Contact Author)

University of Akron ( email )

Akron, OH 44325-4803
United States

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland ( email )

East 6th & Superior
Cleveland, OH 44101-1387
United States

Kent State University ( email )

College of Business Administration
Kent, OH 44242-0001
United States

Kent State University Foundation ( email )

Akron, OH 44325-4803
United States

Jerry Bohinc

Dawson Partnership LLC ( email )

7659 Cairn Lane
Gates Mills, OH 04040
United States

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