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Interregional Trade and Transport Connectivity. An Analysis of Spatial Dependence

  • Luisa Alamá-Sabater

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    (Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain)

  • Laura Márquez-Ramos

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    (Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain)

  • Celestino Suárez-Burguet

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    (Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain)

  • J. Miguel Navarro-Azorín

    ()

    (Economics Department, Universidad de Cartagena, Spain)

This paper aims to analyze whether transport connectivity affects interregional trade flows from a spatial dependence approach. In order to do so, we consider two neighboring criteria into a spatial autoregressive model. First, we use the geographical criteria of first-order contiguity and, second, we incorporate transport connectivity. The results provide evidence about the role of the location of logistics platforms for satisfying existing demand for transport structure in Spain. Disaggregated interregional trade data and measures of regional logistics performance are not frequently available and then, this paper justifies the need to advance in these two aspects also in other countries.

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Paper provided by Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain) in its series Working Papers with number 2012/20.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:jau:wpaper:2012/20
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