Transport Infrastructure, Urbanization and Shipping Costs: An analysis of the effects of an exogenous transport cost reduction on regional development

Authors: Flávia CHEIN and Cristine Campos de XAVIER PINTO This paper investigates the role of infrastructure improvements, especially those related to transport network, on regional development. It aims to verify that the greater proximity to markets, by reducing transportation costs, provides greater regional development, causing urbanization and changes in local labor markets, that leads to […]