An empirical investigation of the seaport’s economic impact: Evidence from major ports in China

In this study, the authors investigate the impact of the seaport on host city’s economic development. Based on data from 41 major port cities in China over the period 2003–2010, the authors' econometric analysis shows that port cargo throughput has a positive effect on the economic growth of the host city. In addition, the competing ports in the neighborhood have an even larger positive association with the local port city. Through examining some of the most dynamic ports in the world, this study provides a renewed understanding of the economic importance of seaports.


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  • Accession Number: 01538508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2014 10:27AM