Interregional trade changes in Spain caused by the introduction of a road fee charge for heavy goods vehicles

Guzmán Valderrama, Andrés Felipe and Vassallo Magro, José Manuel and Alises Pérez, Ana (2014). Interregional trade changes in Spain caused by the introduction of a road fee charge for heavy goods vehicles. In: "XI Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte, CIT 2014", 9/06/2014-11/06/2014, Santander. España. pp. 1-18.

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Title: Interregional trade changes in Spain caused by the introduction of a road fee charge for heavy goods vehicles
Author/s:
  • Guzmán Valderrama, Andrés Felipe
  • Vassallo Magro, José Manuel
  • Alises Pérez, Ana
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: XI Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte, CIT 2014
Event Dates: 9/06/2014-11/06/2014
Event Location: Santander. España
Title of Book: Actas del XI Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte, CIT 2014
Date: 2014
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The introduction of a homogeneous road charging system according to the Directive 2011/76/EU for the use of roads is still under development in most European Union (EU) member states. Spain, like other EU members, has been encouraged to introduce a charging system for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) throughout the country. This nationwide charge has been postponed because there are serious concerns about their advantages from an economic point of view. Within this context, this paper applies an integrated modeling approach to shape elastic trade coefficients among regions by using a random utility based multiregional Input- Output (RUBMRIO) approach and a road transport network model in order to determine regional distributive and substitutive economic effects by simulating the introduction of a distance-based charge (?/km) considering 7,053.8 kilometers of free highways linking the capitals of the Spanish regions. In addition, an in-depth analysis of interregional trade changes is developed to evaluate and characterize the role of the road charging approach in trade relations among regions and across freight intensive economic sectors. For this purpose, differences in trade relations are described and assessed between a base-case or ?do nothing? scenario and a road fee-charge setting scenario. The results show that the specific amount of the charge set for HGVs affect each region differently and to a different extent because in some regions the price of commodities and the Generalized Transport Cost will decrease its competiveness within the country.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainP42/08DESTINOJulián Pérez GarcíaDesarrollo de metodologías de evaluación del impacto económico del sistema de transportes mediante tablas input-output interregionales

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Item ID: 36973
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36973/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36973
Official URL: http://www.cit2014.unican.es/index.php?lang=ES
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Jul 2015 08:25
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2015 08:25
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