Market Structure in Transport and Distribution Services, Goods Trade, and the Effects of Liberalisation

This paper analyzes how the structure of the transport sector interacts with international trade. The paper considers the implications of market liberalization in the transport sector as well as the interaction between trade liberalization and the structure of the transport sector. The analysis is supported by some empirical evidence on competition in different transport modes within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. While the paper is concerned with trade in international transport service, the basic analytics also apply to the full chain of services required to complete the transactions that turn exports into imports at the frontier. The paper is divided into two parts. The first contains an analytical model that illustrates some of the basic issues at stake with liberalization of transport services trade and the second supplements the analysis with some empirical evidence as to the level of competition (or the lack of it) across various modes of transport in several countries.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 97-139
  • Monograph Title: Benefiting from Globalisation. Transport Sector Contribution and Policy Challenges

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01140717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789282101681
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2009 4:26PM