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Market Integration – An Exploratory Analysis of Price Patterns and Transport Costs

Författare:
  • Magnus Andersson
Publiceringsår: 2009
Språk: Engelska
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Dokumenttyp: Doktorsavhandling
Förlag: Thammasat University

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Denna doktorsavhandling analyserar Laos med avseende på relationen mellan landets ekonomiska integration och dess transport system. Avhandlingen presenterades vid Thammasat University, Thailand i september 2009. Studien är gjord inom ett större forskningsprojekt, MERN (Mekong Economic Research Network) med stöd från SIDA samt en rad institutioner i Laos och Thailand. Japaninstiutet vid Handelshögskolan i Stockholm bidrog med finansiellt stöd och en svensk akademisk miljö under åren 2003 - 2009. Denna studie gjordes möjlig genom finansiellt bidrag från Tekn dr Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för utbildning i internationellt industriellt företagande under åren 2004 - 2008
This dissertation provides an alternative perspective on the process of market integration by focusing on market integration within a nation's borders. The dissertation intends to go beyond traditional integration theory and examine various alternative approaches to market integration by using Lao PDR as an empirical example for assessing these alternative approaches empirically. The main objective with the dissertation is to find determinants for the spatial differences in prices between locations and quantify the importance of different variables influencing the final price of the studied homogenous retail product, one bottle of locally produced Beer Lao. The conceptual and theoretical framework used in this dissertation seeks to identify key actors at different geographical levels. The theoretical framework highlights transport costs as a major barrier to integration within the domestic economy. Thus, an explorative quantitative research approach based on a theoretical model is applied to study the national market for domestic freight services and the spatial price pattern of a homogenous retail product. Therefore, the empirical analysis is divided into three levels; a) an analysis of the determinants for domestic freight rates; b) an analysis focusing on identifying the major determinants of the spatial price patterns of one bottle of Beer Lao; and c) an analysis incorporating Lao PDR's geographical location neighboring China."

Disputation

2009-09-18
14:00
Bangkok
  • Fredric Swierczek (Professor)
  • Jean-Pierre Verbiest (Professor)
  • Gasinee Witoonchart (Professor)

Nyckelord

  • Other Social Sciences
  • Ekonomisk integration -- Sydostasien (sao)Ekonomisk integration -- Laos (sao)Transportekonomi -- Sydostasien (sao)Business logistics -- Southeast Asia (LCSH)Business logistics -- Lao (LCSH)Greater Mekong Sub-region Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) Supply Chain Management Southeast Asia -- Economic integration (LCSH)Lao -- Economic integration (LCSH)

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