(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

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Spatial scope of a modern transport technology

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This paper studies the endogenous choice of transport technology, traditional versus modern, by a shipper. Although the modern technology is characterized by higher fixed costs and a higher speed of transport, it is chosen for intermediate distances, rather than to long distances. The reason is that, when the shipper switches to the modern technology, the industrial firm changes production from the home to the foreign city. Thus, the demand for transport decreases proportionally to the distance between the home and foreign city. For long distances, revenue from transportation becomes so low that the modern technology does not break even.


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of regional science / ISSN 0022-4146

Editor : Regional Science Research Institute, Amherst, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1958)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 53, no4 [pp. 712-723]

Bibliographic references : 14 ref.

Collation : 4 fig.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/jors.12032

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