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Airport Benchmarking and Spatial Competition: a Critical Review

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  • Pavlyuk, Dmitry

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During the last two decades the European airport industry is liberalised and turned to competitive market environment. This fact attracts an increasing scientific and practical interest to analysis of airport efficiency and its determinants, as well as different aspects of airport competition. This paper contains a critical review of existing researches in these two areas – airport efficiency and spatial competition among airports. We analysed modern approaches to airport benchmarking, their advantages and shortcomings, and systematised a wide range of related academic studies. We paid special attention to empirical researches of spatial competition as a factor affecting airport efficiency. Despite the fact of a well-developed theory of spatial competition and signs of its growing effects in the airport industry, we discovered a lack of studies devoted to the relationship between airport efficiency and spatial competition.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 43391.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Publication status: Published in Transport and Telecommunication 2.13(2012): pp. 123-137
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:43391

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  1. Pavlyuk, Dmitry, 2012. "Maximum Likelihood Estimator for Spatial Stochastic Frontier Models," MPRA Paper 43390, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Tiziana D’Alfonso & Cinzia Daraio & Alberto Nastasi, 2013. "Assesing the Impact of Competition on the Efficiency of Italian Airports," DIAG Technical Reports 2013-01, Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza".

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