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Proposal For A Market-Based Solution to Airport Delays

  • W. Tom Whalen

    (Economic Analysis Group, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice)

  • Dennis W. Carlton

    (Economic Analysis Group, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice)

  • Ken Heyer

    (Economic Analysis Group, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice)

  • Oliver Richard

    (Economic Analysis Group, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice)

With the clamor rising over airport delays and with both the Congress and the Administration considering remedies, this paper advocates the use of market mechanisms, specifically slot auctions, to promote efficient usage of airport capacity, reduce airport delays, and, more generally, promote competition.

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Paper provided by Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in its series EAG Discussions Papers with number 200714.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2007
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Handle: RePEc:doj:eagpap:200714
Contact details of provider: Postal: Department of Justice Antitrust Division 450 Fifth Street NW Washington, DC 20530
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