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dc.contributor.authorTovar De La Fe, Beatriz Erasmien_US
dc.contributor.authorWall, Alanen_US
dc.contributor.otherWall, Alan-
dc.contributor.otherTovar de la Fe, Beatriz-
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-21T13:44:19Z-
dc.date.available2018-11-21T13:44:19Z-
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.issn0965-8564en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10553/43250-
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this paper is on the productive efficiency of ports. We estimate a directional technology distance function using parametric techniques to analyze the production technology and technical efficiency of a set of Spanish Port Authorities observed over the period 1993-2012. Technical inefficiency is conceived as the ability of ports to simultaneously expand a given output and contract variable inputs while maintaining quasi-fixed inputs and other outputs constant. Thus, for containerized cargo we address the following question: Given the amount of quasi-fixed inputs used by the firm and given the volume of the other outputs (liquids, solids, non-containerized cargo and passenger traffic), could ports increase their containerized merchandise while simultaneously reducing their variable inputs? Similar questions are asked for solid bulk and non-containerized general cargo. Our results show evidence of technical inefficiency among the ports in our sample. In particular, if the ports operated efficiently, we find that containerized cargo could be expanded by an average of over 6.4%, with an equivalent reduction in variable inputs. Solid bulk cargo and general non-containerized cargo could be increased by 4.1% and 6.1% respectively, with corresponding reductions in variable inputs. An implication of our results is that there is ample scope for specialization on the part of ports with no increase in infrastructure costs. Given that large investments in infrastructure have been made in Spanish port over the last decade, this opens the possibility of moving towards a management model based on taking advantage of existing capacity rather than new investments.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisher0965-8564
dc.relation.ispartofTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practiceen_US
dc.sourceTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice[ISSN 0965-8564],v. 71, p. 128-140en_US
dc.subject531212 Transportes y comunicacionesen_US
dc.subject.otherPuertosen_US
dc.subject.otherEspañaen_US
dc.titleCan ports increase traffic while reducing inputs?: technical efficiency of Spanish Port Authorities using a directional distance function approachen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/Articlees
dc.typeArticlees
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tra.2014.11.003
dc.identifier.scopus84918562284-
dc.identifier.isi000348087100009-
dcterms.isPartOfTransportation Research Part A-Policy And Practice
dcterms.sourceTransportation Research Part A-Policy And Practice[ISSN 0965-8564],v. 71, p. 128-140
dc.contributor.authorscopusid17347339500-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid7102000797-
dc.description.lastpage140-
dc.description.firstpage128-
dc.relation.volume71-
dc.investigacionCiencias Sociales y Jurídicasen_US
dc.type2Artículoen_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000348087100009
dc.contributor.daisngid998980-
dc.contributor.daisngid132802-
dc.identifier.investigatorRIDL-1921-2017-
dc.identifier.investigatorRIDL-6643-2014-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Tovar, B
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Wall, A
dc.date.coverdateEnero 2015
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item.fulltextSin texto completo-
item.grantfulltextnone-
crisitem.author.deptGIR TIDES: Investigación en Turismo y Transporte-
crisitem.author.deptIU de Turismo y Desarrollo Económico Sostenible-
crisitem.author.deptDepartamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-3444-7842-
crisitem.author.parentorgIU de Turismo y Desarrollo Económico Sostenible-
crisitem.author.fullNameTovar De La Fe, Beatriz Erasmi-
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