Lookup NU author(s): Agustina Calatayud,
Professor D John Mangan,
Dr Roberto Palacin
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND).
Improving connectivity for freight movements between countries is increasingly a topic at the centre of the international trade and transport policy agendas. In spite of this, a method to asses a country's degree of connectivity to its international markets for freight is still missing. To close this gap, this paper proposes a multi-layered network approach that enables the assessment of: (i) the different factors that influence connectivity to international markets; and (ii) the extent to which a country's connections matter for its international trade activities. The international trade network and its ‘support network’ are analysed using network theory. The approach proposed is applied to the Americas, a region the relevant literature has not specifically focused on yet. It is expected that a comprehensive understanding and assessment of the determinants of connectivity for freight will contribute to guide and design more effective policies to remove barriers to international trade flows.
Author(s): Calatayud A, Mangan J, Palacin R
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Transport Geography
Print publication date: 01/05/2017
Online publication date: 05/05/2017
Acceptance date: 20/04/2017
ISSN (print): 0966-6923
ISSN (electronic): 1873-1236
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