OECD Regional Development Working Papers

ISSN :
2073-7009 (en ligne)
DOI :
10.1787/20737009
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Working papers from the Regional Development Policy Division of the OECD cover a full range of topics including regional statistics and analysis, urban governance and economics, rural governance and economics, and multi-level governance. Depending on the programme of work, the papers can cover specific topics such as regional innovation and networks, the determinants of regional growth or fiscal consolidation at the sub-national level.
 

The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: The Case of Rotterdam/Amsterdam, the Netherlands You or your institution have access to this content

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Auteur(s):
Olaf Merk1, Theo Notteboom2
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OCDE, France

  • 2: Université d'Anvers, Belgique

Date de publication
14 mai 2013
Bibliographic information
No:
2013/08
Pages
114
DOI
10.1787/5k46pghnvdvj-en

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This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, an analysis of the impact of these ports on their territory and an assessment of policies and governance in this field. It examines port performance over the last decades and identifies the principal factors that have contributed to it. The effect of the ports on economic and environmental questions is studied and quantified where possible. The value added of the port clusters of Rotterdam and Amsterdam is calculated and its interlinkages with other economic sectors and regions in the Netherlands delineated. The major policies governing the ports are assessed, along with policies governing transport and economic development, the environment and spatial planning. These include measures instituted by the port authorities, as well as by local, regional and national governments. Governance mechanisms at these different levels are described and analysed. Based on the report‘s findings, recommendations are proposed with a view to improving port performance and increasing the positive effects of the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam on their territory.
Mots-clés:
input-output, ports, regional development, urban growth, regional growth, transportation, inter-regional trade
Classification JEL:
  • D57: Microeconomics / General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium / Input–Output Tables and Analysis
  • L91: Industrial Organization / Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities / Transportation: General
  • R11: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / General Regional Economics / Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
  • R12: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / General Regional Economics / Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
  • R15: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / General Regional Economics / Econometric and Input–Output Models; Other Models
  • R41: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / Transportation Systems / Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise