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Handbook of International Trade and Transportation

Edited by Bruce A. Blonigen, Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science and Dean for Faculty and Operations, College of Arts and Sciences and Wesley W. Wilson, Professor of Economics, University of Oregon, US
International trade has grown rapidly over the past half century, accommodated by the transportation industry through concomitant growth and technological change. But while the connection between transport and trade flows is clear, the academic literature often looks at these two issues separately. This Handbook is unique in pulling together the key insights of each field while highlighting what we know about their intersection and ideas for future research in this relatively unexamined but growing area of study.
Extent: 720 pp
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78536 614 7
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  • Economics and Finance
  • International Economics
  • Transport
International trade has grown rapidly over the past half century, accommodated by the transportation industry through concomitant growth and technological change. But while the connection between transport and trade flows is clear, the academic literature often looks at these two issues separately. This Handbook is unique in pulling together the key insights of each field while highlighting what we know about their intersection and ideas for future research in this relatively unexamined but growing area of study.

After presenting the latest data and modeling techniques used to explain global trade patterns, the chapters address directly the core theme of the Handbook: the intersection of international trade and transportation costs. Other key topics examined include trade facilitation, trade networks, and the role of transport costs in offshoring, foreign investment location, and the role of intermediary firms.

The Handbook is an excellent primer on the essential concepts and references in international trade and transport for scholars who may have their primary expertise in one of these areas, but are not as familiar with the other. It will also be an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and other researchers who are relatively new to either field.

‘In international trade, like in all of economics, we can ask the three classic questions: what is trade, how is it traded, and for whom is it traded? While much research in international trade is devoted to what and for whom, this important volume is devoted to the second question: how are goods traded between countries? Answering that question brings us quickly into issues of infrastructure, logistics, networks, and transport costs, as well as the agents of international trade. This volume will be immensely useful for economists and those in other fields who want to understand how trade actually occurs.’
– Robert C. Feenstra, University of California, Davis, US
Contributors: L. Alfaro, S.L. Baier, K. Behrens, B.A. Blonigen, B.S. Blum, W.M. Brown, J. Carballo, Y.-T. Chang, M.X. Chen, S. Claro, J.J. Corbett, J. Damnjanović, P. de Langen, F.J. Díez, P.H. Egger, L. Fan, H. Görg, A. Hanley, J.D. Ho, I.J. Horstmann, M.N. Jovanović, A. Kerr, X. Li, F. Lin, H. Meersman, D. Miljkovic, M.O. Moore, J. Mora, J. Njegić, T. Notteboom, P. O'Neill, K.H. Park, S. Russell Riggs, P. Saragiotis, G. Schaur, A.C. Spearot, C. Sys, W.K. Talley, E. Van de Voorde, T. Vanelslander, C. Volpe Martincus, W.W. Wilson, J.J. Winebrake, Y. Wolfmayr, Y.V. Yotov, A. Zhang, S. Zhang, Y. Zhang, Z. Zhang



Contents:

1. International Trade and Transportation: An Introduction
Bruce A. Blonigen and Wesley W. Wilson

PART I Modeling and Estimating International Trade Patterns
2. Gravity, distance, and international trade
Scott L. Baier, Amanda Kerr and Yoto V. Yotov

3. International trade data and empirical patterns
Peter H. Egger and Yvonne Wolfmayr

4. Gravity models in air transport research: A survey and an application
Yahua Zhang, Faqin Lin and Anming Zhang

PART II Transport Costs and International Trade
5. Trade costs and international trade flows: Methodologies, data, and empirical evidence
Michael O. Moore

6. Transport costs, trade, and geographic concentration: Evidence from Canada
Kristian Behrens and W. Mark Brown

7. Offshoring and transport costs
Holger Görg and Aoife Hanley

8. Transportation costs and trade for differentiated agricultural products
Dragan Miljkovic

9. Environmental issues in international trade and transportation
James J. Corbett and James J. Winebrake

PART III Agents of International Trade
10. Firms in international trade
Federico J. Díez, Jesse Mora and Alan C. Spearot

11. Trade costs and the role of international trade intermediaries
Bernardo S. Blum, Sebastian Claro, and Ignatius J. Horstmann

12. Transportation cost and the geography of foreign investment
Laura Alfaro and Maggie Xiaoyang Chen

PART IV Logistics
13. Trade logistics and seaborne transportation
Wayne K. Talley and Sara Russell Riggs

14. Transportation and trade interactions: A trade facilitation perspective
Jerónimo Carballo, Georg Schaur and Christian Volpe Martincus

PART V Transport Infrastructure for International Trade
15. DEA and transportation efficiency
Kevin Hyosoo Park and Young-Tae Chang

16. Trade Costs, Trade, and Port efficiency
Bruce A. Blonigen and Wesley W. Wilson

17. Getting Port Governance Right
Peter de Langen and Periklis Saragiotis

18. Vessel size, investments and trade
Lixian Fan, Xinlu Li, Sijie Zhang and Zimeng Zhang

PART VI Transport Networks in International Trade
19. Trade and transport modes: The search for global connectivity through transport networks
Theo Notteboom

20. Benefits, challenges and trends for regional transport connectivity in Asia
Peter O'Neill

21. Euro-Asian overland transport links: prospects and challenges
Miroslav N. Jovanović, Jelena Damnjanović and Jovan Njegić

22. Panama canal
William W. Wilson and Javier D. Ho

23. Competition and the container liner shipping industry
Hilde Meersman, Christa Sys, Eddy Van de Voorde and Thierry Vanelslander

Index