Transport in regional science: The “death of distance” is premature
AbstractTransport costs have always been an important dimension in regional science. It is therefore remarkable that regional science and transport economics have developed in a rather unconnected way. Although being distinct, the routes of the two were parallel, and there are signs that the two fields will get closer to each other. This paper further discusses long run trends in transport costs and the potential spatial consequences. The main conclusion is that although in terms of money and time, the performance of transport has improved enormously, many economic activities have not become footloose to the extent as expressed by the notion of ‘death of distance’. One of the reasons discussed is the role of transaction costs, some being clearly related with distance. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2003
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Springer in its journal Papers in Regional Science.
Volume (Year): 83 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/10101/index.htm
Other versions of this item:
- Piet Rietveld & Roger Vickerman, 2003. "Transport in regional science: The “death of distance” is premature," Papers in Regional Science, Springer, vol. 83(1), pages 229-248, October.
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Hartmut Egger & Peter Egger, 2004.
"Outsourcing and Trade in a Spatial World,"
CESifo Working Paper Series
1349, CESifo Group Munich.
- Emmanouil Tranos & Peter Nijkamp, 2013.
"The Death Of Distance Revisited: Cyber-Place, Physical And Relational Proximities,"
Journal of Regional Science,
Wiley Blackwell, vol. 53(5), pages 855-873, December.
- Emmanouil Tranos & Peter Nijkamp, 2012. "The Death of Distance Revisited: Cyberplace, Physical and Relational Proximities," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 12-066/3, Tinbergen Institute.
- repec:hal:wpaper:halshs-00586878 is not listed on IDEAS
- Vickerman, Roger, 2003.
"Transport in an Integrating Europe: Sustainable Development and Cohesion,"
Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 3, pages 163-174.
- Roger Vickerman, 2003. "Transport in an Integrating Europe: Sustainable Development and Cohesion," ERSA conference papers ersa03p64, European Regional Science Association.
- Verma, Ashish & Sudhira, H.S. & Rathi, Sujaya & King, Robin & Dash, Nibedita, 2013. "Sustainable urbanization using high speed rail (HSR) in Karnataka, India," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(1), pages 67-77.
- Don J. Webber & Michael Horswell, 2009. "Microeconomic foundations of geographical variations in labour productivity," Working Papers 0913, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Guenther Eichhorn) or (Christopher F Baum).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.