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Logistics Performance of Countries and Its Relationship to Economic Growth: A Panel Data Analysis
Pamela F. Resurreccion

Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology


Globally, logistics and supply chain have emerged as significant growth factors in most nations. The role of logistics in the economy is that it supports the movement and flow of many economic transactions. It is an important activity that facilitates the sale of practically all goods and services and consequently boosts the competitiveness of a country in terms of potential inflows of investments and productivity. Improving the efficiency of logistics operations has been posited to make an important contribution to the economy as a whole. Hence, this study aims to examine the relationship of country-level logistics performance indicators to economic growth. Using panel data regression analysis on the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) scores and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 146 countries for the years 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, it was found that the quality of trade and transport infrastructure. Control variables - manufacturing value added and inflation were also found to be significant predictors, contributing positively to GDP. Corresponding policies are proposed.

Keywords: logistics, logistics performance, economic growth, productivity, panel data regression analysis

Topic: International Conference of Islamic Economic and Financial Inclusion


Conference: The 3rd International Conference on Sustainability and Innovation (ICoSI 2019)

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (Pamela Fuentes Resurreccion)

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