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Reálna konvergencia logistickej výkonnosti krajín sveta, EÚ a V4
[Real Convergence of Logistics Performance of Countries of the World, EU and V4]


  • Martin Dluhoš
  • Jozef Gajdoš
  • Zuzana Hajduová


Using the database of logistics performance of countries in the period 2007-2016, we study the convergence of countries in terms of logistics performance across the world, the European Union and V4. In comparison with other beta-convergence studies using the OLS estimation method, we also implement a conditional quantile regression (Koenker and Bassett, 1978). The use of the quantile regression allows us to study the convergence of countries not only from the point of view of the average, but also from the perspective of different quantiles of conditional distribution. We identify countries with different leveles of convergence and quantify different levels of convergence across countries of the world. The results provide empirical evidence of the logistics convergence of countries across the world, and also demonstrate that the countries of the European Union and V4 achieve a higher level of convergence than the average convergence of countries across the world during the review period.

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  • Martin Dluhoš & Jozef Gajdoš & Zuzana Hajduová, 2019. "Reálna konvergencia logistickej výkonnosti krajín sveta, EÚ a V4 [Real Convergence of Logistics Performance of Countries of the World, EU and V4]," Politická ekonomie, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2019(4), pages 406-425.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2019:y:2019:i:4:id:1244:p:406-425
    DOI: 10.18267/j.polek.1244

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    1. Frank Barry, 2003. "Economic Integration and Convergence Processes in the EU Cohesion Countries," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 41(5), pages 897-921, December.
    2. Hughes Hallett, A. & Piscitelli, Laura, 2002. "Does trade integration cause convergence?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 75(2), pages 165-170, April.
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    logistics performance; beta convergence; conditional quantile regression; EU; V4;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • F62 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Macroeconomic Impacts
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development


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