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Competition and regulation in the airline industry

FRBSF Economic Letter

Working Paper
Job flight and the airline industry: the economic impact of airports on Chicago and other metro areas

Working Paper Series, Regional Economic Issues , Paper 92-1

Journal Article
Airline deregulation: is it time to finish the job?

A critical look at the report of the National Commission to Ensure a Strong Competitive Airline Industry, including an examination of the current state of the industry and prospects for the future.
Economic Commentary , Issue Sep

Journal Article
Regional airports: fear of not flying

Fedgazette , Volume 13 , Issue Jan , Pages 12-14, 17

Journal Article
3 for the economists

FRBSF Economic Letter

Journal Article
First flight centennial

Econ Focus , Volume 7 , Issue Fall , Pages 31-

Working Paper
Is airline price dispersion the result of careful planning or competitive forces?

Working Papers , Paper 9607

Working Paper
TFP growth, change in efficiency, and technological progress in the U. S. airline industry: 1970 to 1981

An overview of the airline industry's early adaptations to deregulation using a best-practice cost function approach; measures cost efficiency and changes in total factor productivity growth for airlines in the 1970s and early 1980s and discusses how these findings relate to individual airline performance.
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 8804

Working Paper
Price discrimination in the airline market: the effect of market concentration

Economic theory suggests that a monopolist can price discriminate more successfully than can a perfectly competitive firm. Most real-life markets, however, fall somewhere in between the two extremes. What happens as the market becomes more competitive: Does price discrimination increase or decrease? This paper examines how price discrimination changes with market concentration in the airline market. The paper uses data on prices and ticket restrictions across various routes within the United States, controlling for distances and airport gate restrictions. Price discrimination is found to ...
Working Papers , Paper 96-7

Journal Article
On the record: a conversation with Herb Kelleher

When asked about the secret to Southwest Airlines' success, Herb Kelleher jokingly replies, "Charismatic leadership." Beyond that, being the only major U.S. airline to make a profit every year since 1972 has come down to three factors: having a contrarian strategy and sticking to it, keeping costs down in good times so the company is prepared for the bad times and - perhaps most important - treating employees well and trusting them to do their jobs.
Southwest Economy , Issue Nov , Pages 8-9


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