Inter-County Spillovers in California's Ports and Roads Infrastructure: The Impact on Retail Trade

Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences (2009) 2: 77. doi:10.1007/s12076-009-0025-9

Posted: 11 Aug 2016

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Jeffrey Cohen

University of Connecticut - School of Business

Kristen A. Monaco

California State University, Long Beach - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Using county-level data, we analyze the impact of ports infrastructure investment on the retail trade sector in California. We include the level of ports infrastructure stocks in own and neighboring counties as shift variables in the production function and find significant evidence of spatial autocorrelation. There are unambiguous positive spillover effects from ports infrastructure on the retail trade sector in adjacent counties.

Keywords: sea ports, spillovers, spatial autocorrelation

JEL Classification: L91, R12

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Jeffrey and Monaco, Kristen A., Inter-County Spillovers in California's Ports and Roads Infrastructure: The Impact on Retail Trade (2009). Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences (2009) 2: 77. doi:10.1007/s12076-009-0025-9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2819619

Jeffrey Cohen (Contact Author)

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Kristen A. Monaco

California State University, Long Beach - Department of Economics ( email )

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Long Beach, CA 90840-4607
United States
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HOME PAGE: http://www.csulb.edu/~kmonaco

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