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Geographical simulation analysis for logistics enhancement in Asia

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  • Kumagai, Satoru
  • Hayakawa, Kazunobu
  • Isono, Ikumo
  • Keola, Souknilanh
  • Tsubota, Kenmei

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This paper presents a simulation of the reduction of several components in trade cost for Asia and examines its impact on the economy. Our simulation model based on the new economic geography embraces seven sectors, including manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, and 1715 regions in 18 countries/economies in Asia, in addition to the two economies of the US and the European Union. The geographical course of transactions among regions is modeled as determined based on firms' modal choice. The model also includes estimates of some border cost measures such as tariff rates, non-tariff barriers, other border clearance costs, transshipment costs and so on. Our simulation analysis for Asia includes several scenarios involving the improvement/development of routes and the reduction of the above-mentioned border cost. We have shown that the contribution of physical and non-physical infrastructure improvements conducted together is larger than the sum of the contribution by each when conducted independently.

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  • Kumagai, Satoru & Hayakawa, Kazunobu & Isono, Ikumo & Keola, Souknilanh & Tsubota, Kenmei, 2013. "Geographical simulation analysis for logistics enhancement in Asia," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 34(C), pages 145-153.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:34:y:2013:i:c:p:145-153
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2013.03.021
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    1. Hidetoshi Nishimura & Fukunari Kimura & Masahito Ambashi & Souknilanh Keola, . "Lao PDR at the Crossroads: Industrial Development Strategies 2016–2030," Books, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), number 2015-rpr-02 edited by Hidetoshi Nishimura & Fukunari Kimura & Masahito Ambashi & Souknilanh Keola, December.
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    4. Ikumo Isono & Satoru Kumagai & Fukunari Kimura, 2012. "Agglomeration And Dispersion In China And Asean: A Geographical Simulation Analysis," China Economic Policy Review (CEPR), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 1(01), pages 1-16.
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    6. Toshihiro KUDO & Satoru KUMAGAI & So UMEZAKI, 2013. "Making Myanmar the Star Growth Performer in ASEAN in the Next Decade: A Proposal of Five Growth Strategies," Working Papers DP-2013-19, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    7. Ikumo Isono & Satoru Kumagai, 2013. "Long-run Economic Impacts of Thai Flooding: Geographical Simulation Analysis," Working Papers DP-2013-08, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    8. Kudo, Toshihiro & Kumagai, Satoru & Umezaki, So, 2013. "Five growth strategies for Myanmar : re-engagement with the global economy," IDE Discussion Papers 427, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
    9. Isono, Ikumo & Ishido, Hikari, 2016. "Service liberalization in Lao PDR," IDE Discussion Papers 559, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
    10. Chen, Ching-mu & Kumagai, Satoru, 2016. "Economic impacts of the Kra Canal : an application of the automatic calculation of sea distances by a GIS," IDE Discussion Papers 568, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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    12. Kumagai, Satoru & Isono, Ikumo & Hayakawa, Kazunobu, 2018. "Economic impacts of high-speed rail between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore : an application of IDE-GSM," IDE Discussion Papers 700, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
    13. Ikumo Isono & Satoru Kumagai, 2016. "Economic Impacts of Improved Connectivity for ASEAN: An Application of the Geographical Simulation Model," Asian Economic Policy Review, Japan Center for Economic Research, vol. 11(2), pages 290-306, July.
    14. Kudo, Toshihiro & Kumagai, Satoru, 2012. "Two-polar growth strategy in Myanmar : seeking "high" and "balanced" development," IDE Discussion Papers 371, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
    15. Kumagai, Satoru & Gokan Toshitaka & Keola, Souknilanh, 2018. "Economic impacts of economic corridors in Mongolia : an application of IDE-GSM," IDE Discussion Papers 701, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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    Keywords

    Geographical simulation; New economic geography; Asia; Trade cost;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods

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