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Analyzing the Determinants of Freight Shippers’ Behavior: Own-Account versus Purchased Transport in Andalusia

Cristina Borra and Luis Palma Martos ()
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Luis Palma Martos: Universidad de Sevilla

No E2004/76, Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces from Centro de Estudios Andaluces

Abstract: Previous work in the demand for freight transportation has focused in the rail-truck substitution problem, leaving aside the prior own-account versus third-party tradeoff, often found in transportation decision-making. In Andalusia, domestic freight transport takes place mostly by road, an important part of which is own-account transport. The purpose of this paper is to analyze shippers’ behavior relative to this question, paying particular attention to whether the decision to use a private form of transport is taken on a short term or on a medium term horizon. In order to provide a quantitative evaluation, as an illustrative case, the models developed are tested on data gathered by means of a sample survey conducted to Andalusian enterprises belonging to the food industry.

Keywords: Freight transport demand; shippers’ behavior; discrete-choice models; own-account transport. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C35 R41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2004
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