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Airport efficiency: a DEA two stage analysis of the Italian commercial airports

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  • Gitto, Simone
  • Mancuso, Paolo

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In this paper we use a two stage procedure, based on bias corrected DEA, to evaluate the impacts of regulatory reforms on technical efficiency of 28 Italian airports during the period 2000–2006. We employ two different DEA models: physical and monetary. The first relies on the aeronautical activities, the second concerns both aeronautical and non aeronautical business and allows us to evaluate the impact of commercial activities on overall airport efficiency. The main results are: i) mixed government-private ownerships with a private majority are more efficient than those with a government majority; ii) the liberalization of ground handling services has produced an increase of efficiency in airside and landside activities; iii) granting all services to airport management companies can be a source of inefficiency due to the lack of competition in the industry; iv) the introduction of dual-till increases overall technical efficiency.

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  • Gitto, Simone & Mancuso, Paolo, 2010. "Airport efficiency: a DEA two stage analysis of the Italian commercial airports," MPRA Paper 34366, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 10 Oct 2010.
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    1. Pavlyuk, Dmitry, 2012. "Airport Benchmarking and Spatial Competition: a Critical Review," MPRA Paper 43391, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Pavlyuk, Dmitry, 2016. "Implication of spatial heterogeneity for airports' efficiency estimation," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 15-24.
    3. Zou, Bo & Kafle, Nabin & Chang, Young-Tae & Park, Kevin, 2015. "US airport financial reform and its implications for airport efficiency: An exploratory investigation," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 66-78.

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    Keywords

    Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA); bootstrap; two stage estimation; airport efficiency;

    JEL classification:

    • L93 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Air Transportation
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity

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