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Environmental Costs and Liberalization in European Air Transport A Welfare Economic Analysis

By: Youdi Schipper
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Environmental Costs and Liberalization in European Air Transport
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  • Environmental Costs and Liberalization in European Air Transport ISBN: 9781840646054 Hardback Jul 2001 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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With air transport becoming an increasingly vital part of the economy, the regulatory reform of this market has been a major development in European political economy. This book focuses on two market failures within the airline industry, market power and environmental externalities, and analyzes how they have been affected by deregulation. The author employs economic models complemented by extensive empirical research, to demonstrate how the introduction of competition, brought about by liberalization, has resulted in considerable consumer benefits. The author argues that these benefits, such as increased choice through the expansion of operations, must be off-set against increased environmental costs including greater noise pollution and emissions, not to mention the reduction of profits that often accompany market liberalization. In the process the book tackles a number of important issues including the background and history of airline regulation in the EU, the basic policy trade-off between monopoly power and external costs, monetary valuation of externalities, and the relationship between airline scheduling and external costs. Perhaps surprisingly, the author concludes that even in the presence of environmental costs, the introduction of competition in airline markets has resulted in net welfare improvements. Policymakers as well as practitioners and researchers of environmental and transport economics, should draw great value from this original and pertinent volume.


Introduction; regulation and reform in aviation. Part 1 Evaluation of environmental externalities in air transport: airline regulation - economic motivation for regulation, regulatory reform in aviation, conclusion; environmental costs of air transport - externalities, external effects of air transport, evaluating external effects, conclusion; noise - survey methods, hedonic pricing, conclusion; emissions - global damage - the greenhouse effect, local air pollution, conclusion; environmental cost estimates for air transport - noise exposure, exposure to local air pollution, accident risk, environmental cost estimates, conclusion. Part 2 Regulatory reform in air transport markets: regulatory reform and frequency competition - a model of airline competition, monopoly, single departure competition, symmetric multi-departure competition, welfare and evaluation, conclusion; frequency competition - simulation modelling - symmetric solutions, asymmetric frequency competition, conclusion; airline liberalization in networks - the model; a one-hub network, a two-hub network, conclusion; regulatory reform in European airline markets - a theoretical model, the econometric model, estimation and results, evaluation, conclusion; conclusion - summary, policy implications and future research; appendix A - proof of the positive frequency effect; appendix B - data and calibration; appendix C - sign of the frequency-price derivatives; appendix D -sign of airline 2's profit derivative.

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By: Youdi Schipper
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