An Approach to the Contribution of the Port System

  • Pablo Coto-Millán
  • Miguel Ángel Pesquera
  • Juan Castanedo Galán
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


In this paper, we propose a methodology to estimate the economic impact of the ports of a country. Inspired by traditional literature about the research on port impact, we obtain the estimation of the impact of ports on the Spanish economy in 1993. Input–output techniques are used to obtain direct, indirect and induced economic impacts for the different types of economic agents: port users, port industry and port authority.


Economic Impact Factory Price Output Table Government Income Capital Spending 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo Coto-Millán
    • 1
  • Miguel Ángel Pesquera
    • 1
  • Juan Castanedo Galán
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CantabriaSantanderSpain

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