Effects of Transportation Infrustructure on Industrial Activities ‎Concentration in Iranian Provences

Document Type : Research Paper


Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, School of Economy, Management ‎and Social Sciences, Shiraz University


Transport infrastructure is an important factorforthe spatialdistribution ofgoods, services andinnovationswithinand between regions, and also an important factorin locating andestablishingbusinessesinthe region.
This research aims to analyze the effects of transportation infrustructure on industrial concentration in the Iranian provinces. For this aim, we have specified econometrics models and estimated them by using OLS with panel-corrected standard errors for 28 provinces of Iran over the period 2001-2011.
The results of econometrics models have shown that cost of transport has negative effect on industrial concentration in the Iranian provinces.


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Volume 51, Issue 4 - Serial Number 117
November 2016
Pages 887-908
  • Receive Date: 27 October 2015
  • Revise Date: 03 July 2016
  • Accept Date: 29 October 2016
  • First Publish Date: 21 December 2016