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Contents: Introduction and overview, Peter Forsyth, David Gillen, Jurgen Muller and Hans-Martin Niemeier; Part A How Do Airports Compete and How Strong is Competition?: Airport competition and network access: a European perspective, Peter Morrell; Airport entry and exit: a European analysis, Christiane Muller-Rostin, Hansjochen Ehmer, Ignaz Hannak, Plamena Ivanova, Hans-Martin Niemeier and Jurgen Muller; Airport pricing, Eric Pels and Erik T. Verhoef; Countervailing power to airport monopolies, Kenneth Button; Competition between major and secondary airports: implications for pricing, regulation and welfare, Peter Forsyth; Airport strategies to gain competitive advantage, Anne Graham; An empirical analysis of airport operational costs, Eric Pels, Daniel von Vuuren, Charles Ng and Piet Rietveld; Competition between airports: occurrence and strategy, Michael Tretheway and Ian Kincaid; Airport competition for freight, Michael W. Tretheway and Robert J. Andriulaitis. Part B Traveller Choice and Airport Competition: Modelling air travel behaviour, Stephane Hess; Airport choice behaviour: findings from 3 separate studies, Stephane Hess and John W. Polak; Improved modelling of competition among airports through flexible form and non-diagonal demand structures explaining flows registered within a new traffic accounting matrix, Marc Gaudry. Part C Case Studies of Airport Competition: Competition in the German airport market: an empirical investigation, Robert Malina; Competition among airports and overlapping catchment areas: an application to the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Daniel Strobach; Airport competition in Greece: concentration and structural asymmetry, Andreas Papatheodorou; The airport industry in a competitive environment: a United Kingdom perspective, David Starkie; The effect of low-cost carriers on regional airports' revenue: evidence from the UK, Zheng Lei, Andreas Papatheodorou and Edith Szivas. Part D Policy Issues: Competition and the London airports: how effective will it be?, Peter Forsyth and Hans-Martin Niemeier; Airport alliances and multi-airport companies: implications for airport competition, Peter Forsyth, Hans-Martin Niemeier and Hartmut Wolf; Airport competing terminals: recent developments at Dublin airport, Aisling Reynolds-Feighan; Competition, state aids and low-cost carriers; a legal perspective, Hans Kristoferitsch; Subsidies and competition: an economic perspective, Dan Elliott; Competition for airport services - ground handling services in Europe.: case studies on 6 major European hubs, Cornelia Templin; Airport competition: market dominance and abuse, Peter Lewisch; Airport competition: a perspective and synthesis, Peter Forsyth; Airport competition: some key references; Indexes.

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Peter Forsyth, Monash University, Australia; David Gillen, University of British Columbia, Canada; Jurgen Muller, Berlin School of Economics, Germany and Hans-Martin Niemeier, University of Applied Sciences, Germany Peter Forsyth, David Gillen, Jurgen Muller, Hans-Martin Niemeier, Peter Morrell, Christiane Muller-Rostin, Hansjochen Ehmer, Ignaz Hannak, Plamena Ivanova, Eric Pels, Erik T. Verhoef, Kenneth Button, Peter Forsyth, Anne Graham, Daniel von Vuuren, Charles Ng, Piet Rietveld, Michael Tretheway, Ian Kincaid, Robert J. Andriulaitis, Stephane Hess, John W. Polak, Marc Gaudry, Robert Malina, Daniel Strobach, Andreas Papatheodorou, David Starkie, Zheng Lei, Edith Szivas, Hartmut Wolf, Aisling Reynolds-Feighan, Hans Kristoferitsch, Dan Elliott, Cornelia Templin, Peter Lewisch.


'This is a very timely book addressing issues that have now emerged as critical ones for air transport regulators and policy-makers. It is also a comprehensive compilation of scholarly writings on airport competition by many of the best people in air transport economics. The editors have done an excellent job of organizing the contributions around several major themes and ensuring quality and internal consistency. Despite its focus on European airports, this book is of universal interest.' Amedeo R. Odoni, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 'Forsyth et al have produced a timely and important contribution to the evidence base and thinking on this critical issue. Regulators and governments should take note as they consider the effectiveness of competition in the airports sector. It can and does exist. The key question is can it be strong enough to constrain the abuse of market power? The answer, based on this excellent and balanced set of papers, is quite rightly presented as not being black and white but requiring hard analysis on a case by case basis. The authors show that there are many important questions still to be answered before we can, in practice, determine where consumers can rely on competition to discipline the market for airport services.' Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, IATA 'This book provides a welcome addition to the understanding and historical detail of this important, and often overlooked issue.' The Aerospace Professional April 2011 '... this is a very interesting and useful compilation, containing a number of papers which should be required reading in their respective fields. As such, it is strongly recommended.' Journal of Airport Management, Vol 5 No 3, 2011

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