Accelerating Economic Growth: A Case Study of Ohio
11 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2011
Date Written: August 22, 2011
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
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