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La relación entre el Comercio Interregional y la conectividad del transporte en España. Un análisis de dependencia espacial


  • Luisa Alamá-Sabater

    () (Instituto de Desarrollo Local y Departamento de Economía, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, España)

  • Laura Márquez-Ramos

    () (Instituto de Economía Internacional y Departamento de Economía Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, España)

  • Celestino Suárez-Burguet

    () (Instituto de Economía Internacional y Departamento de Economía Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, España)


This article analyzes the influence of transport connectivity on trade flows between regions from the perspective of spatial dependence. To do this, we consider two neighborhood criteria in a spatially autoregressive gravity model. The first geographic criteria is first-contiguity, and secondly we incorporate transport connectivity. The results show the importance of logistics platforms to meet the demand for transport infrastructure in the Spanish regions. Since it is not common to have disaggregated database on trade flows within a country, or regional indicators of the degree of development of logistics, this also justifies the need for progress in the achievement of such information for other regions and countries.

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  • Luisa Alamá-Sabater & Laura Márquez-Ramos & Celestino Suárez-Burguet, 2011. "La relación entre el Comercio Interregional y la conectividad del transporte en España. Un análisis de dependencia espacial," Revista de Economía y Estadística, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas, vol. 0(1), pages 7-32, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ief:reveye:v:49:y:2011:i:1:p:7-32

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    1. Bensassi, Sami & Márquez-Ramos, Laura & Martínez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada & Suárez-Burguet, Celestino, 2015. "Relationship between logistics infrastructure and trade: Evidence from Spanish regional exports," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 72(C), pages 47-61.

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    Inter-regional Trade; Transport Connectivity; Spatial Dependence; Spanish Regions.;

    JEL classification:

    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy


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