Airport Infrastructure Spillovers in a Network System

Posted: 8 Aug 2016

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Jeffrey Cohen

University of Connecticut - School of Business

Catherine J. Morrison Paul

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); University of Hartford - Barney School of Business

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

Airports in the US air transport network have become increasingly congested, leading to delays for business travelers and freight shipments. Since disruptions in one part of the network exacerbate problems throughout the system, airport infrastructure expansions to enhance air traffic flows confer travel-time savings and reliability benefits, and thus increased worker productivity and shipping efficiency for manufacturing firms. We evaluate such spillovers, and find that higher own-state airport infrastructure implies lower manufacturing costs from both labor- and materials-savings. Airport expansion in connected states has a comparable effect for states with hub airports, and an even greater impact for other states.

Keywords: Transportation Infrastructure, Airports, Spillovers

JEL Classification: R4

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Jeffrey and Morrison Paul, Catherine J., Airport Infrastructure Spillovers in a Network System (2003). Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2819582

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