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Proposal for a Market-Based Solution to Airport Delays

Economic Analysis Group Discussion Paper No. EAG 07-14

18 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2007  

W. Tom Whalen

U.S. Department of Justice - Antitrust Division

Dennis W. Carlton

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Ken Heyer

U.S. Department of Justice

Oliver M. Richard

U.S. Department of Justice - Economic Analysis Group - Antitrust Division

Date Written: October 2007

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Whalen, W. Tom and Carlton , Dennis W. and Heyer, Ken and Richard, Oliver M., Proposal for a Market-Based Solution to Airport Delays (October 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1021032 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1021032

W. Tom Whalen (Contact Author)

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Dennis W. Carlton

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Ken Heyer

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Oliver M. Richard

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