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Transport in regional science: the 'death of distance' is premature

Vickerman, Roger W., Rietveld, Piet (2004) Transport in regional science: the 'death of distance' is premature. Papers in Regional Science, 83 (1). pp. 229-248. ISSN 1056-8190. (doi:10.1007/s10110-003-0184-9) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:550)

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Abstract

Transport costs have always been an important dimension in regional science. It is therefore remarkable that regional science and transport economics have developed in a rather unconnected way. Although being distinct, the routes of the two were parallel, and there are signs that the two fields will get closer to each other. This paper further discusses long run trends in transport costs and the potential spatial consequences. The main conclusion is that although in terms of money and time, the performance of transport has improved enormously, many economic activities have not become footloose to the extent as expressed by the notion of ‘death of distance’. One of the reasons discussed is the role of transaction costs, some being clearly related with distance.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10110-003-0184-9
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Roger Vickerman
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:19 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/550 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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