Highways, Firm Productivity, and Allocative Efficiency in India

Research Note
Published on 3 January 2014


In this study of a large scale highway upgrade project in India, called the Golden Quadrilateral (GQ), Kerr, Grover and Ghani (2013) find several positive effects on the organized sector for non-nodal districts located in proximity with the GQ vis-à-vis other districts — most notably higher entry rates and improved allocative efficiency.