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Optimality of environmental policies in air transport markets and changes in the schedule delay: A theoretical approach

  • Socorro, M. Pilar
  • Betancor, Ofelia
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    Air transport provides essential services in modern economies, though it produces significant negative external effects on the environment. Air quality, greenhouse gas emissions and noise are the main issues. The current environmental regulatory practice in air transport usually devises policy interventions for each externality in isolation disregarding their impact on the schedule delay, which in turn affects the consumers' generalized price and social welfare. In this paper we develop a theoretical model that shows that such an approach is inadequate, and may lead to the choice of wrong environmental policies.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

    Volume (Year): 45 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 9 (November)
    Pages: 850-860

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:45:y:2011:i:9:p:850-860
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