Airline Network Structure and Regional Economic Development: US Case Studies
Professor FUNCK has had a long interest in the role of infrastructure in shaping the path of development for regions at different spatial scales. In this paper, we provide some empirical evaluation of the effects of a major change in the regulation of a transportation industry on the supporting spatial infrastructure in the United States. Contrary to many popular statements, the processes of change were evident before deregulation; while the deregulated system has moved at a more rapid pace, the network structure was evolving over the last several decades.
KeywordsGini Index Herfindahl Index Federal Aviation Administration Traffic Distribution American Airline
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