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Productivity growth and biased technological change in Japanese airports

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  • Pestana Barros, Carlos
  • Managi, Shunsuke
  • Yoshida, Yuichiro

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In this paper, the productivities of Japanese airports over the period of 1987-2005 are analyzed using the Malmquist index, and technological bias is investigated. During this period, airports on average became less efficient and experienced technological regress. Our results indicate that the traditional growth accounting method, which assumes Hicks neutral technological change, is not appropriate for analyzing changes in productivity for Japanese airports.

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  • Pestana Barros, Carlos & Managi, Shunsuke & Yoshida, Yuichiro, 2010. "Productivity growth and biased technological change in Japanese airports," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 17(4), pages 259-265, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:17:y:2010:i:4:p:259-265
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