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Relative efficiency of European airports

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  • Pels, Eric
  • Nijkamp, Peter
  • Rietveld, Piet

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Using data envelopment analysis, efficiency ratios for European airports are determined. It appears that most airports are operating under increasing returns to scale. This is also reflected in the most productive scale size determined for the airports.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transport Policy.

Volume (Year): 8 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 183-192

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Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:8:y:2001:i:3:p:183-192

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  1. Gillen, David & Lall, Ashish, 1997. "Developing measures of airport productivity and performance: an application of data envelopment analysis," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 261-273, December.
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