Publications Routes/Roads Economic studies
This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of economic studies. These publications are classified chronologically.
Pilot project to quantifying social benefits of road rehabilitation for project prioritization
This article describes the Finnish Overseas Consultants (Finnoc) method for quantifying socio-economic benefits for the rehabilitation of roads.
Direct and indirect effects of Korea's expressways (1970-2010)
This article describes how the expansion of the expressway between Seoul and Busan and makes possible for significant changes in South Korean economy since its construction in 1970.
Social impacts of road projects and road pricing effects. Key findings
This article describes the results of an extensive report featuring road pricing schemes descriptions from over 20 countries as well as evaluations of their impacts from many of these countries.
Preliminary feasibility study for road projects incorporating balanced regional development
This article presents the preliminary feasibility study (PFS), introduced in 1999 in Korea. PFS has induced informed decision in the budget allocation, enhancing efficiency of fiscal management by checking starts of unnecessary projects at their early stages. Due to its successful implementation, the PFS has been expanded to appraisals for local government projects and non-infrastructure programs, such as R & D and social programs, leading to improved public inquiry process.
A new scheme for evaluating road projects by considering their effects after disasters - A challenge for Japan just after the great earthquake of March 2011
In March 2011 an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 hit the northeastern area of Japan. This was the world's fourth largest earthquake since 1900.
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