AN ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF FREIGHT RATE DISPARITIES IN US LINER TRADES

This paper tests an economic rationale for freight rate discrimination in US liner shipping. Rate disparities are explained in terms of differences in the price of elasticities of demand for imports and exports. Higher freight rates for US exports reflect the fact that exports are less price elastic than imports.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Applied Economics, 15 <1983>, p. 403 <No. 3> (5 pp.,9 ref., 1 tab.)
  • Authors:
    • Byington, R
    • Olin, G
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM