The impact of the structure of the economy on the evolution of road freight transport: a macro analysis from an input-output approach

Alises Pérez, Ana and Vassallo Magro, José Manuel (2016). The impact of the structure of the economy on the evolution of road freight transport: a macro analysis from an input-output approach. "Transportation Research Procedia", v. 14 ; pp. 2870-2879. ISSN 2352-1465. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.404.

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Title: The impact of the structure of the economy on the evolution of road freight transport: a macro analysis from an input-output approach
Author/s:
  • Alises Pérez, Ana
  • Vassallo Magro, José Manuel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Transportation Research Procedia
Date: June 2016
ISSN: 2352-1465
Volume: 14
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: GDP structure; dematerialization; road freight traffic; Input-Output
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

Understanding the link between transport and the economy has been of the greatest concern among researchers and practitioners. This research explores the impact of the economic restructuring processes in the aggregate road freight transport demand. We develop a simulation exercise of two alternative economic scenarios over the period 1999–2011 in Spain and the UK by means of an extended Input-Output model. This approach allows us to calculate the elasticity range of vehicles-km to GDP depending upon the types of economic activity developed in these countries and their dematerialization level. The results confirm that the transition to more service-oriented economies implies much lower transport requirements, as has been the case in the UK. Furthermore, the comparison of the two countries has contributed to highlight the importance of other set of non-economic variables, related to technological, logistics and modal factors in the definition of final road freight transport demand.

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Item ID: 45769
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/45769/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45769
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.404
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352146516304100
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 May 2017 13:22
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 12:09
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