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Endogenous transport prices and trade imbalances

Olaf Jonkeren, Erhan Demirel, Jos van Ommeren and Piet Rietveld.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2011; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Transport; International Trade; Production and Organizations; Transportation Systems; Market Structure and Pricing. 8694 words.

According to economic theory, imbalances in trade flows affect transport prices, because (some) carriers have to return without cargo from the low-demand region to the high-demand region....

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Farther on down the Road: Transport Costs, Trade and Urban Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Adam Storeygard.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economic Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems. 17963 words.

This article investigates the role of intercity transport costs in determining the income of sub-Saharan African cities. In particular, focusing on fifteen countries whose largest city is a...

Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links

Filipe Campante and David Yanagizawa-Drott.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

August 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems. 24398 words.

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We study the impact of international long-distance flights on the global spatial allocation of economic activity. To identify causal effects, we...

Regional Agreements and Welfare in the South: When Scale Economies in Transport Matter

Céline Carrère.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economic Development; Transportation Systems. 8487 words.

By taking into account scale economies in transport, this paper challenges the accepted pessimistic view that regional preferential trade agreements (PTAs) between developing countries are...

Roads and Trade: Evidence from the US

Gilles Duranton, Peter M. Morrow and Matthew A. Turner.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Transportation Systems. 22767 words.

We estimate the effect of interstate highways on the level and composition of trade for US cities. Highways within cities have a large effect on the weight of city exports with an...

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Why an economic core: domestic transport costs

Rodney Ramcharan.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems. 9308 words.

What determines the spatial distribution of economic activity? And why is economic activity sometimes ‘lumpy’, distributed in a core-periphery pattern in some countries? This article uses...

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