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The Liberalization of Transportation Services in the EU and Turkey$
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Sübidey Togan

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198753407

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753407.001.0001

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Transportation Costs, Trade, and Global Value Chains

Transportation Costs, Trade, and Global Value Chains

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(p.1) 1 Transportation Costs, Trade, and Global Value Chains
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The Liberalization of Transportation Services in the EU and Turkey
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Sübidey Togan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753407.003.0001

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, the importance of the subject, and the structure of the book. The chapter studies the relation between trade costs and volume of trade; the economic history of trade and transportation costs emphasizing the role of providing security as a component of trade costs within the context of Silk Road trade during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; analyses how transportation costs as a major component of trade costs affect trade and economic activity in general; concentrates on the determinants of transportation costs, emphasizing the roles of infrastructure and the regulatory framework; and discusses the importance of transport cost and transport infrastructure for participation in global value chains trade.

Keywords:   trade costs and trade, economic history of trade and transportation costs, Silk Road trade, determinants of transportation costs, global value chains trade

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