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Testing Transport Mode Cooperation and Competition Within a Country: A Spatial Econometrics Approach

Jorge Diaz-Lanchas, Nuria Gallego (), Carlos Llano Verduras and Tamara Mata ()
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Tamara Mata: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Chapter Chapter 14 in Spatial Econometric Interaction Modelling, 2016, pp 317-364 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract Trade and transport flows are usually considered synonyms. Consequently, it is standard to identify the origin of a flow with the point of production and the destination with the point of consumption. However, economic and logistical complexity may lead to a number of misrepresentations in the observation of specific dyadic records. Transport mode competition and cooperation, and the “hub-spoke” structures generated by them, may introduce bias in several types of analysis. From the econometric perspective, they can be considered as an additional source for cross-sectional correlation between dyadic flows. The aim of this paper is twofold: first, to analyze transport-mode competition between inter-provincial deliveries within Spain; and, second, to analyze some of these potential biases. To this end, we use a novel dataset with 52 inter-provincial, sector-specific flows occurring via four alternative transport modes. We then feed this dataset into various specifications of a gravity model that incorporates cross-sectional dependence attributable to spatial autocorrelation and hub-spoke structures.

Keywords: Border effect; Distance; Inter-provincial trade; Logistics; Multimodal transport flows; F14; R40; C21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-30196-9_14

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