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China's economic rise and its implications for logistics: the Australian Case


Tongzon, J and Nguyen, H-O, China's economic rise and its implications for logistics: the Australian Case, Transport Policy, 16, (5) pp. 224-231. ISSN 0967-070X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2009.08.008


China's economic rise has had a significant impact on the global economy in terms of trade patterns and orientation. Much has been done to quantify the impact of China's economic rise on international trade, but very little has been done to assess its implications for logistics. In this paper, we examine the effects of China's continued economic rise on the Australian logistics sector. Unlike previous work that used partial equilibrium models, we use a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. This allows us to capture the direct and indirect ramifications of trade and other economic developments associated with China's economic rise. The results are mixed between sub-sectors, but overall the Australian logistics sector would potentially benefit significantly from China's continued economic rise. However, these potential benefits will hinge partly on the Australian logistics sector's ability to respond to these opportunities. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Transport economics
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Other transport
Objective Field:Other transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H-O (Associate Professor Oanh Nguyen)
ID Code:61927
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2010-03-09
Last Modified:2015-03-25

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