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Maritime networks, services structure and maritime trade.

Márquez-Ramos, Laura, Martínez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada, Pérez, Eva and Wilmsmeier, Gordon (2011) Maritime networks, services structure and maritime trade. Networks and Spatial Economics, 11 (3). pp. 555-576. ISSN 1566-113X

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    Abstract/Description

    This paper aims at investigating the relationship between maritime trade and maritime transport costs at sectoral level. The costs and its effect on international trade will be estimated using highly disaggregated data of shipments from five Spanish ports to seventeen destinations. The paper focuses on the effect of maritime networks, services structure and port infrastructure variables on maritime transport costs. The relationship between transport costs and trade is then analysed by applying a gravity model for sectoral imports. We investigate the endogeneity of the trade and transport cost variables by estimating both equations by using instrumental variables methods. The main findings of this study should contribute significantly to explain the variability of maritime transport costs and to quantify the impact of maritime transport costs in maritime trade

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 1566-113X
    Electronic ISSN: 1572-9427
    Additional Information: Special issue on Latin American Research Maritime Networks, Services Structure and Maritime Trade
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Maritime freight rates; connectivity; Spanish exports;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 387 Water, air & space transportation
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
    Item ID: 4209
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 12:51
    Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 10:17
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4209

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