State aid, EU maritime transport policies and competitiveness of EU country fleets

AIM AND PURPOSES: This study conducts an across-the-board comparative analysis of the impact of the main measures used by the 10 leading maritime nations of the EU on the relative competitiveness of the fleets that they control, covering the period from 1996 to 2011. We propose two models to compare the relative effectiveness of the maritime policy measures implemented: one for the full set of countries and measures and the other specifically for each maritime nation. FINDINGS: The estimation results make us conclude that generally the measures adopted in national-level maritime policies (tonnage tax, second register and other measures) seem to have been effective in that they have had a positive effect on the competitiveness of controlled fleets, but with uneven impact on the fleets of each country.

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    • © 2021 Javier Bilbao-Ubillos et al. The contents of this paper reflect the views of the author[s] and do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academy of Sciences.
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  • Publication Date: 2021-1


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  • Accession Number: 01766843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 2021 3:20PM