Visualisation and determinations of hub locations: Evidence from China's interregional trade network

The present paper employs China's interregional freight railway network from 2006 to 2011 and adopts the network analysis method to visualise the distribution of hub locations in China. Moreover, an econometric approach is used to determine important factors that affect hub location decisions. The authors' empirical results suggest that railway hub locations are unevenly distributed across regions in China. Most hubs are located around the capital city, Beijing, and there are no significant hubs in the southwest of China. The authors' results further show that the two important determinants of hub locations are railway infrastructure and population agglomeration. Policy implications are discussed in facilitating hub location decisions.


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  • Accession Number: 01693105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 2019 11:53AM