ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN EMERGING ECONOMIES: A CASE STUDY FOR THE CONDITIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 2 (June 2021) > List of articles

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN EMERGING ECONOMIES: A CASE STUDY FOR THE CONDITIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

Zhanarys RAIMBEKOV * / Bakyt SYZDYKBAYEVA

Keywords : logistics; transport; transport and logistics infrastructure; modeling; economic growth; the region’s economy; causal relationship; transport policy

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 199-211, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/tp-2021-035

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 19-September-2019 / Accepted: 13-May-2021 / Published Online: 24-June-2021

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This article examines the link between logistics indicators and economic growth in Kazakhstan in the period 1995-2019. Factors and the causal relationship between the indicators of transport development and economic growth, using the models of total production, demand and vector error correction, are studied. The analysis established specifics of the relationship between indicators of various types of transport and economic growth and their mutual influence, both in terms of directions and the nature of the relationship. A bi-directional cause-and-effect relationship between railway transport infrastructure and economic growth has been identified according to the Granger test. It was found that in a small economy, road and sea transport in the long term will lead to a higher rate of economic growth, and vice versa, economic growth encourages the development of pipeline transport and this in turn, in a one-way direction, stimulates the development of all other types of transport. It was revealed that economic growth in Kazakhstan leads to an increase in demand for transport and logistics services and their infrastructure to a lesser extent than in countries with large economies. To improve the effectiveness of the economy, a differentiated approach to transport policy is recommended depending on the highlighted long-term relationship between the studied parameters. Our research indicates that conditions for road and sea transport in Kazakhstan should be improved to stimulate economic growth. The results of the study can be used as recommendations for developing a long-term transport policy.

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