Authors: Rubén Sainz González; Ingrid Mateo Mantecón; José F. Baños Pino; Susana Val Blasco
Addresses: Economy Department, University of Cantabria, Avd/de los Castros s/n 39005 Santander, Spain ' Economy Department, University of Cantabria, Avd/de los Castros s/n 39005 Santander, Spain ' Economy Department, University of Oviedo, Calle Catedrático Valentín Andrés Álvarez s/n 33006, Oviedo, Spain ' Zaragoza Logistics Center, Calle Bari 55 (Edificio Nayade), PLAZA 50197, Zaragoza, Spain
Abstract: Undertaking economic impact studies serves to determine the importance of transport infrastructures to the regions and cities in which they are located. While such studies have focused on large infrastructures such as ports and airports, few have examined logistic infrastructures. In this paper, we calculate the economic impact of Zaragoza logistics platform (PLAZA) for 2012 and determine the effect of the world economic crisis on this infrastructure. We study the different levels of economic impact (direct, indirect and induced impacts) and these are measured in terms of employment, wages and gross added value (GVA). The results show that the infrastructure improved its business performance in 2012, with higher levels of the main variables studied, in comparison with those obtained before the crisis in 2005.
Keywords: economic impact; input-output; logistics platform; PLAZA.
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2020 Vol.35 No.3, pp.354 - 371
Received: 09 Nov 2017
Accepted: 09 Jun 2018
Published online: 18 Mar 2020 *