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Taking Stock of Air Liberalization

  • Marc Gaudry
  • Robert Mayes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marc Gaudry, Robert Mayes
    Pages 1-26
  3. Jim Wolfe
    Pages 27-37
  4. Anthony K. Postert, Robin C. Sickles
    Pages 39-59
  5. Wolfgang Michalski
    Pages 133-141
  6. Ludolf van Hasselt
    Pages 143-151
  7. Louis Ranger
    Pages 153-159
  8. Geo Besse
    Pages 161-169
  9. DeAnne Julius
    Pages 251-256
  10. Joseph Berechman, Jaap de Wit
    Pages 257-279
  11. John Panzar
    Pages 281-282

About this book

Introduction

Taking Stock of Air Liberalization is about Technology, Economy, and Policy (TEP) in the airline industry. Ten years ago, the practical collaboration was begun of bringing together people who belonged to the complementary streams of economic analysis and policy analysis presented int his book. During this time, we opened discussions on the relationship between transportation technology, transportation economics and transportation policy under the general auspices of the Canadian Royal Commission on National Passenger Transportation. Working over a 40-month period (1989-1992), this Commission took stock of transportation and produced an up-to-date `État de la question' and policy framework (Hyndman, et al, 1992). Clearly, the project committee's discussions on air policy, over the period 1995-1997 (see Chapter 8), outlined the possibilities for a mechanism to understand the differences about the desirability of air liberalisation, as well as the possible TEP interactions in this area. This led to an exploratory first formulation and computer programme (HLB, 1997) incorporating the approach outlined in Chapter 15.
A joint celebration of the CRT's 25th birthday and Transport Canada's 60th birthday seemed appropriate to bring together the various streams. Part I of Taking Stock of Air Liberalization looks at the record, and Part II focuses on specific impacts of policies. Policy formulation (Part III) and the required tools (Part IV - Modelling Demand) are also discussed in this context. The book ends with perspectives in Part V - The Future Market Structure and Public Policy. The competition among airlines is rapidly spreading to the competition among airports, and the difficult regulation of these strategic spatial monopolies (which is introduced in Chapter 13) is now attracting research activity. The next discussion in the airline industry will be the role of airports.

Keywords

Asia Canada Policy USA calculus modeling transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc Gaudry
    • 1
  • Robert Mayes
    • 2
  1. 1.Université de Montréal et Université Louis PasteurCanada
  2. 2.Transport CanadaCanada

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