Generalized transport costs and index numbers: A geographical analysis of economic and infrastructure fundamentals

Zofío, Jose L. and Condeço Melhorado, Ana M. and Maroto Sánchez, Andrés and Gutiérrez Puebla, Javier (2014). Generalized transport costs and index numbers: A geographical analysis of economic and infrastructure fundamentals. "Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice", v. 67 ; pp. 141-157. ISSN 0965-8564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2014.06.009.

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Title: Generalized transport costs and index numbers: A geographical analysis of economic and infrastructure fundamentals
Author/s:
  • Zofío, Jose L.
  • Condeço Melhorado, Ana M.
  • Maroto Sánchez, Andrés
  • Gutiérrez Puebla, Javier
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Date: September 2014
ISSN: 0965-8564
Volume: 67
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Generalized transport costs; Index number theory; Infrastructure; Territorial cohesion
Faculty: Centro de Investigación del Transporte (TRANSyT) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

We rely on the economic theory approach to index numbers to improve the existing definitions and decompositions of variations in generalized transport costs (GTCs). As a value index, we decompose GTCs into price and quantity indices associated to economic—market—costs and infrastructure variables—distance and time within a network. The methodology allows the accurate identification of the sources of GTCs decline. We illustrate it for the case of road freight transportation in Spain between 1980 and 2007 and at a highly detailed geographical level. Average GTCs weighted by trade flows have decreased by 16.3%, with infrastructure driving that reduction. We find large territorial disparities in GTCs, but also significant geographical clusters where the market and network indices show spatial association.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2007-HUM-0467TRANSPORTRADE-CMUniversidad Complutense de MadridModelización espacial aplicada al movimiento de mercancías y personas en el ámbito internacional e interregional español

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Item ID: 38833
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/38833/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:38833
DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2014.06.009
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965856414001645
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 May 2017 07:25
Last Modified: 25 May 2017 10:30
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