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Rivalry in the U.S. Airline Industry

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  • Barla, P.

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This paper examines how the Workers'Compensation (WC) and the Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs interact to influence the duration of claims due to workplace accidents. In this paper, we use Market Share Instability (MSI) as a measure of the intensity of competition among airlines on a specific route. This measure is used to capture not only price competition but also non-price competition notably capacity competition. We test the effect of different variables (used in pricing studies) on MSI on a sample of 400 routes over the period 1987 to 1993.

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Paper provided by Laval - Recherche en Politique Economique in its series Papers with number 9603.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:lavape:9603

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Keywords: INDUSTRY; COMPETITION;

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  1. Barla, Philippe, 1997. "Firm Size Inequality and Market Power," Cahiers de recherche 9714, Université Laval - Département d'économique.

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