Airline Economics: An Empirical Analysis of Market Structure by Giovanni Alberto Tabacco

By Giovanni Alberto Tabacco

This publication provides an unique empirical research of the marketplace constitution of airline urban pair markets, laying off new gentle at the workings of aggressive techniques among agencies. studying a cross-section folks airline urban pairs, Tabacco proposes for the 1st time that the could be understood as a normal oligopoly, each one airline marketplace being ruled via one to 3 airline vendors despite marketplace measurement. the writer questions the level to which airways intentionally hinder head-to-head pageant inside urban pair markets, and attracts interesting conclusions approximately aggressive forces from the saw industry constitution. Uncovering the various major company ideas of the airline undefined, the e-book is of quick relevance to managers and practitioners, in addition to educational economists.

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Series A (General), 119, 150–191. , & Simon, H. (1964). Business firm growth and size.

2004), Neven et al. (2006), Lederman (2007, 2008). 2. Berry (1992), Berry and Waldfogel (1999), Bresnahan and Reiss (1991), Ciliberto and Tamer (2009), Cohen and Mazzeo (2007), Mazzeo (2002), Seim (2006), Schaumans and Verboven (2008) Toivanen and Waterson (2005). 3. Lederman (2007, 2008) contributions represent rare examples of analysing product differentiation in the airline industry. 4. However, Lederman (2007, 2008) in her empirical analyses of frequent flyer programs (FFPs) considers a framework of vertical product differentiation where value of redeemed awards to travellers may be substantially different among carriers.

In large hub markets, the nature of competition may lead a priori to either more or less competition. g. Etro 2006, 2008). Consequently, the expected coefficient sign for large hub markets is indeterminate. The reduced-form econometric model for explaining firm numbers does not disentangle whether the positive coefficients for large hubs are caused solely by size effects, or whether a different type of competitive process is also at work; by contrast, the model for market share asymmetry, presented below, does.

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