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
Date Written: 2009
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
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