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The impact of container transport on economic growth in Turkey: An ARDL bounds testing approach

Mustafa Özer, Şerif Canbay and Mustafa Kırca

Research in Transportation Economics, 2021, vol. 88, issue C

Abstract: This study aims to analyse the effects of maritime and rail container transports on the economic growth in Turkey with annual data for the period 1991–2016 using the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) based bounds testing approach. The empirical findings of the study show the existence of a cointegration between the variables. Additionally, according to the results of the analysis, there was no significant relationship between economic growth and rail container transport. On the other hand, maritime container transport has a positive and statistically significant impact on economic growth both in the short- and long-run. These findings could be used to develop an extensive and efficient container transport system which contributes more to international trade, thus to economic growth of Turkey.

Keywords: Economic growth; Maritime container transport; Railway container transport; ARDL bounds Testing approach; Intermodal transport (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 O44 O54 Q01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2020.101002

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