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|タイトル: ||The Role of Distance in Determining International Transport Costs: Evidence from Philippine Import Data|
|著者: ||Kuwamori, Hiroshi|
|キーワード: ||Transport costs|
|Issue Date: ||Apr-2006|
|出版者: ||Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO|
|引用: ||IDE Discussion Paper. No. 60. 2006.4|
|抄録: ||This paper presents an empirical investigation of the appropriateness of distance as a determinant of international transport costs by using Philippine import data. This study addresses three specific questions. First, does distance really matter in the determination of transport costs? Second, if distance is a significant factor, what is the magnitude of its impact? Third, does the impact of distance on transport costs vary by commodity?
Results indicate that while distance is important in determining transport costs, using distance alone as the proxy of international transport costs is insufficient, and such use underestimates the impact of distance on international transport costs. Results also indicate that the impact of distance varies across commodity groups, but it is difficult to precisely determine the direction and the magnitude of this impact.|
|Appears in Collections:||04.IDE Discussion Paper|
01.経済、産業(Economy and Industry)/東南アジア(Southeast Asian Studies)
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