International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development

International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development
Author: Juan Carlos Villa,Maria Boile,Sotirios Theofanis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-04
ISBN 10: 0128157410
ISBN 13: 9780128157411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development Book Review:

According to the World Trade Organization, world merchandise trade grew 30 percent between 2009 and 2016. The European Union is the largest trading block with 33 percent of the total merchandise trade by value while North America contributes to 16 percent. The two commercial blocks together trade one half of the total world merchandise. The impact of this trade on transportation planning and infrastructure development is immense and ever evolving. International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development: Infrastructure Development in North America and Europe examines the impact of trade agreements, such as the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the European Union Customs Union, and their relationship to transportation systems and infrastructure in member countries. It analyzes historical trade by mode, evaluating modal shifts due to trade policy and disputes, and their implications for all involved nations. The book also examines both supply and demand forces, reviewing transportation processes, and the stakeholders involved. Capacity development, funding mechanisms, and operational characteristics of each mode are detailed in relation to the policies that guide them. International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development studies the social and environmental implications of international trade. Recent trends and future potential regulatory changes are also discussed, with relation to upcoming infrastructure plans, project funding, and operations.

International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development

International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development
Author: Juan C. Villa,Maria Boilé,Sotirios Theofanis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1184017868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development

International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development
Author: Juan Carlos Villa,Maria Boile,Sotirios Theofanis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-04-29
ISBN 10: 0128162562
ISBN 13: 9780128162569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development Book Review:

International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development: Experiences in North America and Europe examines the impact of trade agreements, such as the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the European Union Customs Union, and their relationship to transportation systems and infrastructure in member countries. It analyzes historical trade by mode, evaluating modal shifts due to trade policy and disputes, and their implications for all involved nations. This book also examines both supply and demand trends, reviewing transportation processes, and the stakeholders involved. Capacity development, funding mechanisms, and operational characteristics of each mode are detailed in relation to the policies that influence them. The book reviews recent trends and the impact of disruptive technologies, as well as future potential regulatory changes, with relation to upcoming infrastructure plans, project funding, and operations. This book is an ideal reference for transportation practitioners involved in planning, feasibility studies, consultation and policy for international transportation systems or infrastructure. Academic researchers and graduate students in transportation planning, international relations, and trade will also find this book useful. Compiles in one source up-to-date insights on important public transport themes, issues, and debates Examines a wide range of public transport topics in the multidisciplinary fields of economics, policy, operations, and planning Bridges the gap between scientific research and policy implementation

Capacity to Grow

Capacity to Grow
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:956660956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of International Trade and Transportation

Handbook of International Trade and Transportation
Author: Bruce A. Blonigen,Wesley W. Wilson
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1785366157
ISBN 13: 9781785366154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of International Trade and Transportation Book Review:

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.

The Development Dimension Enhancing Connectivity through Transport Infrastructure The Role of Official Development Finance and Private Investment

The Development Dimension Enhancing Connectivity through Transport Infrastructure The Role of Official Development Finance and Private Investment
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN 10: 9264304509
ISBN 13: 9789264304505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development Dimension Enhancing Connectivity through Transport Infrastructure The Role of Official Development Finance and Private Investment Book Review:

Transport infrastructure is crucial to connect developing countries and help them to boost trade, growth and regional integration. This is because cross-border or long-distance roads and railways as well as international ports and airports are needed to move products and people around in a ...

International Trade and California s Transportation Infrastructure

International Trade and California s Transportation Infrastructure
Author: California. Legislature. Assembly. Committee on International Trade and Development
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 412
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:58929431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030

Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-02-27
ISBN 10: 9264168621
ISBN 13: 9789264168626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030 Book Review:

Transcontinental Infrastructure Needs to 2030/50 explores the long-term opportunities and challenges facing major gateway and transport hub infrastructures -- ports, airports and major rail corridors – in the coming decades.

Economic Analysis and Infrastructure Investment

Economic Analysis and Infrastructure Investment
Author: Edward L. Glaeser,James M. Poterba
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1228681488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Analysis and Infrastructure Investment Book Review:

This paper summarizes economic research on investment in public infrastructure and introduces the findings of several new studies on this topic. It begins with a review of several potential justifications for the public sector's involvement in building, financing, and operating infrastructure, including limitations of private capital markets, externalities, and the control of natural monopolies. It then describes the conditions that characterize an optimal infrastructure investment program, emphasizing the need to extend project-based microeconomic cost-benefit analysis to incorporate the value of economy-wide macroeconomic and other externalities. It notes the importance of efficient use of infrastructure capital, and discusses three areas -- procurement, project management, and expenditure on externality mitigation - where further research could identify paths to efficiency improvement. It concludes by identifying several trends that have emerged since outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that may have long-term effects on the role of both physical and digital infrastructure in the U.S. economy.

Belt and Road Economics

Belt and Road Economics
Author: World Bank
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2019-08-16
ISBN 10: 1464814651
ISBN 13: 9781464814655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Belt and Road Economics Book Review:

China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013 to improve connectivity and cooperation on a transcontinental scale. This study, by a team of World Bank Group economists led by Michele Ruta, analyzes the economics of the initiative. It assesses the connectivity gaps between economies along the initiative’s corridors, examines the costs and economic effects of the infrastructure improvements proposed under the initiative, and identifies complementary policy reforms and institutions that will support welfare maximization and mitigation of risks for participating economies.

Africa s Transport Infrastructure

Africa s Transport Infrastructure
Author: Heinrich Bofinger
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 0821386050
ISBN 13: 9780821386057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa s Transport Infrastructure Book Review:

This book will be of interest to governments in the region and to multilateral and bilateral aid and lending agencies, as well as to graduate students, faculty, and researchers in African studies and transport studies. --Book Jacket.

The U S Brazil China Trade and Transportation Triangle

The U S  Brazil China Trade and Transportation Triangle
Author: Leigh B. Boske,John Cuttino
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556038306379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The U S Brazil China Trade and Transportation Triangle Book Review:

The advent of globalization and more integrated international trade has placed increased demands on transportation infrastructure. This report assesses the impacts of triangular trade between and among the United States, Brazil and China with an emphasis on the effects on the U.S. Southwest region. Triangular trade is viewed through a trade corridor analysis of the three sets of bilateral trading relationships. Special emphasis is given to the transportation services that delimit the capacity to carry out triangular trade with particular attention to the latest developments in services and schedules. While international trade trend analysis may point to Chinas explosive consumption of raw materials from the U.S. and Brazil, this report also signals the increasing Chinese presence in the U.S. and Brazil via outsourcing and industrialization, crowding out U.S. and Brazilian domestic industry, and inhibiting Brazilian competitiveness in the U.S. Notwithstanding these trends, a counterflow or reverse globalization is also beginning to appear where Brazil and China are making investments in each other and the U.S. in order to secure their raw materials and access consumer markets. Future analysis of transportation infrastructure demand in the U.S. Southwest region may need to be flexible to account for these developments, first visible through a trade corridor analysis of the movement of goods across complete supply chains.

Transportation Infrastructure Investments and Regional Trade Liberalization

Transportation Infrastructure Investments and Regional Trade Liberalization
Author: Eric Bond
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 29
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822024149445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Infrastructure and Growth in Developing Countries

Infrastructure and Growth in Developing Countries
Author: Stephane Straub
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructure and Growth in Developing Countries Book Review:

This paper presents a survey of recent research on the economics of infrastructure in developing countries. Energy, transport, telecommunications, water and sanitation are considered. The survey covers two main set of issues: the linkages between infrastructure and economic growth (at the economy-wide, regional and sectoral level) and the composition, sequencing and efficiency of alternative infrastructure investments, including the arbitrage between new investments and maintenance expenditures; OPEX and CAPEX, and public versus private investment. Following the introduction, section 2 discusses the theoretical foundations (growth theory and new economic geography). Section 3 assesses the analysis of 140 specifications from 64 recent empirical papers-examining type of data used, level of aggregation, econometric techniques and nature of the sample-and discusses both the macro-econometric and micro-econometric contributions of these papers. Finally section 4 discusses directions for future research and suggests priorities in data development.

Infrastructure Investment in Indonesia A Focus on Ports

Infrastructure Investment in Indonesia  A Focus on Ports
Author: Colin Duffield,Felix Kin Peng Hui,Sally Wilson
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2019-11-10
ISBN 10: 1783748249
ISBN 13: 9781783748242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructure Investment in Indonesia A Focus on Ports Book Review:

Infrastructure Investment in Indonesia: A Focus on Ports presents an important and original collation of current material investigating the efficient facilitation of major infrastructure projects in Indonesia and Australia, with an emphasis on infrastructure investment and a focus on port planning and development. This interdisciplinary collection—spanning the disciplines of engineering, law and planning—draws helpfully on a range of practical and theoretical perspectives. It is the collaborative effort of leading experts in the fields of infrastructure project initiation and financing, and is based on international research conducted by the University of Melbourne, Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Gadjah Mada. The volume opens with a macroscopic perspective, outlining the broader economic situations confronting Indonesia and Australia, before adopting a more microscopic perspective to closely examine the issues surrounding major infrastructure investment in both countries. Detailed case studies are provided, key challenges are identified, and evidence-based solutions are offered. These solutions respond to such topical issues as how to overcome delays in infrastructure project initiation; how to enhance project decision-making for the selection and evaluation of projects; how to improve overall efficiency in the arrangement of project finance and governance; and how to increase the return provided by investment in infrastructure. Special focus is given to proposed improvements to the portal cities of Indonesia in the areas of major infrastructure project governance, policies, engagement, operation and processes. By rigorously investigating the economic, transport, finance and policy aspects of infrastructure investment, this book will be a valuable resource for policy makers and government officials in Indonesia and Australia, infrastructure investment organisations, and companies involved in exporting services between Indonesia and Australia. This book will also be of interest to researchers and students of infrastructure planning and financing, setting a solid foundation for subsequent investigations of financing options for large-scale infrastructure developments.

Transport Infrastructure City Productivity Growth and Sectoral Reallocation Evidence from China

Transport Infrastructure  City Productivity Growth and Sectoral Reallocation  Evidence from China
Author: Yang Yang
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 63
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN 10: 1484391012
ISBN 13: 9781484391013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transport Infrastructure City Productivity Growth and Sectoral Reallocation Evidence from China Book Review:

This paper examines the impact of highway expansion on aggregate productivity growth and sectoral reallocation between cities in China. To do so, I construct a unique dataset of bilateral transportation costs between Chinese cities, digitized highway network maps, and firm-level census. I first derive and estimate a market access measure that summarizes all direct and indirect impact of trade costs on city productivity. I then construct an instrumental variable to examine the causal impact of highways on economic outcomes and the underlying channels. The results suggest that highways promoted aggregate productivity growth by facilitating firm entry, exit and reallocation. I also find evidence that the national highway system led to a sectoral reallocation between cities in China.

Gaps and Governance Standards of Public Infrastructure in Chile Infrastructure Governance Review

Gaps and Governance Standards of Public Infrastructure in Chile Infrastructure Governance Review
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN 10: 9264278877
ISBN 13: 9789264278875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gaps and Governance Standards of Public Infrastructure in Chile Infrastructure Governance Review Book Review:

This review examines Chile’s infrastructure stock and governance standards in light of the country’s 2030 growth agenda and OECD benchmarks, setting out how change can be achieved, with a special focus on transport and water.

Logistics and Global Value Chains in Africa

Logistics and Global Value Chains in Africa
Author: Adebisi Adewole,John J. Struthers
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 3319776525
ISBN 13: 9783319776521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Logistics and Global Value Chains in Africa Book Review:

Focusing on global value chains and their importance to trade, this edited collection explores the strategic role of logistics and supply chain infrastructure in the development of Africa. Skilled authors present critical analysis of the current state of logistics in Africa, and suggest improvements to policy and practice which address the issue of poor trading relationships. This book will engage entrepreneurs, academics and policy-makers interested in international business, raising awareness of the need for better trade infrastructure in Africa in order to ensure the continent’s economic development.

The Geography of Transport Systems

The Geography of Transport Systems
Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1136777326
ISBN 13: 9781136777325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Transport Systems Book Review:

Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this book. The third edition of The Geography of Transport Systems has been revised and updated to provide an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation. This text provides greater discussion of security, energy, green logistics, as well as new and updated case studies, a revised content structure, and new figures. Each chapter covers a specific conceptual dimension including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts. A final chapter contains core methodologies linked with transport geography such as accessibility, spatial interactions, graph theory and Geographic Information Systems for transportation (GIS-T). This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with a broad overview of its concepts, methods, and areas of application. The accompanying website for this text contains a useful additional material, including digital maps, PowerPoint slides, databases, and links to further reading and websites. The website can be accessed at: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans This text is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interest in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering.

The Globalization of American Infrastructure

The Globalization of American Infrastructure
Author: Matthew Heins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-01-29
ISBN 10: 131728237X
ISBN 13: 9781317282372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Globalization of American Infrastructure Book Review:

This book gives an account of how the U.S. freight transportation system has been impacted and “globalized,” since the 1950s, by the presence of the shipping container. A globally standardized object, the container carries cargo moving in international trade, and it utilizes and fits within the existing transportation infrastructures of shipping, trucking and railroads. In this way it binds them together into a nearly seamless worldwide logistics network. This process occurs not only in ocean shipping and at ports, but also deep within national territories. In its dependence on existing infrastructural systems, though, the network of container movement as it pervades domestic space is shaped by the history and geography of the nation-state. This global network is not invariably imposed in a top-down manner—to a large degree, it is cobbled together out of national, regional and local systems. Heins describes this in the American context, examining the freight transportation infrastructures of railroads, trucking and inland waterways, and also the terminals where containers are transferred between train and truck. The book provides a detailed historical narrative, and is also theoretically informed by the contemporary literature on infrastructure and globalization.