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The World is not Yet Flat [electronic resource] : Transport Costs Matter! / Kristian Behrens.

Author/Creator:
Behrens, Kristian.
Other Title:
World Bank working papers.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, 2016.
Series:
Policy research working papers.
World Bank e-Library.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (55 p.)
Local subjects:
Transport Costs. (search)
Trucking Rates. (search)
Geographic Concentration. (search)
International Trade Exposure. (search)
Input-Output Links. (search)
Summary:
The paper provides evidence of the effects of changes in transport costs on the geographic concentration of industries. The analysis uses micro-level commodity flow data and micro-geographic plant-level data to construct industry-specific ad valorem trucking rates and continuous measures of geographic concentration. The findings show that, controlling for international trade exposure and input-output links, increasing trucking rates are significantly associated with declining geographic concentration. The effect is large: changes in trucking rates explain around 20 percent of the observed decline in geographic concentration of Canadian manufacturing industries between 1992 and 2008.
Contributor:
Behrens, Kristian.
Brown, W. Mark.
Bougna, Theophile.
Other format:
Print Version: Behrens, Kristian The World is not Yet Flat: Transport Costs Matter!
Publisher Number:
10.1596/1813-9450-7862
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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