Davor Mance, Borna Debelić and Siniša Vilke (Croatia) – PANEL ANALYSIS OF WAREHOUSING ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN 13 NEW EU MEMBER STATES

Davor Mance, Borna Debelić and Siniša Vilke (Croatia) – PANEL ANALYSIS OF WAREHOUSING ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN 13 NEW EU MEMBER STATES

Davor Mance

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics, Croatia

E-mail: davor.mance@efri.hr 

 

Borna Debelić

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Croatia

E-mail: debelic@pfri.hr  

 

Siniša Vilke

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Croatia

E-mail: svilke@pfri.hr 

 

Abstract

 

Warehousing and transportation support activities are an important part of the overall transportation sector. COVID-19 outbreak requires a prediction of future risks contingent in the overall economic predicament. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the analysis of possible adverse effects of this crisis on the Warehousing activity. We analysed a 10-year panel from 2008 to 2017 of 13 latest European Union member countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, and Slovakia, and their data representing the “Warehousing and support activities for transportation” of the overall “Transportation and storage sector”. We differenced the data to achieve stationarity and to lose the idiosyncratic effects present in the coefficients. We regressed the variables representing the overall economy on warehousing and transportation support activities. The null hypothesis of no-causation may be rejected for most causal conjectures with three successive test methods: Panel Pairwise Granger Causality test, Panel Estimated Generalized Least Squares with Fixed Effects, and Panel Generalized Method of Moments with First Differences. We conclude the changes in the overall economy have an impact on warehousing and transportation support activities in terms of its value added.

 

Key words: warehousing, transportation support activities, panel analysis.

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