Transport Costs and Rural Development

Maureen Kilkenny
April 1995  [95-WP 133]

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Kilkenny, M. 1995. "Transport Costs and Rural Development." Working paper 95-WP 133. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.


Can rural development be assisted by improving accessibility? This paper describes how transport costs condition the choices by firms and people to concentrate in cities or to spread out across agricultural hinterlands and considers the impacts of zero and relatively high agricultural transport costs.