Aviation Infrastructure Performance: A Study in Comparative Political Economy

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Overview

Congestion at airports and airline travel delays have become major concerns for the traveling public and attracted the attention of policymakers in a number of countries, including America's president and Congress. This study assesses how airports and air traffic control in regions around the world are addressing the problem and concludes that the United States, in particular, could learn a great deal from other countries' experiments to reduce government ownership and regulation of their aviation infrastructure.

About the Author:
Clifford Winston is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books, most recently Government Failure vs. Market Failure (AEI-Brookings, 2006)

About the Author:
Gines de Rus is a professor of applied economics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He is the coauthor, with Antonio Estache, of Privatization and Regulation of Transport Infrastructure (World Bank, 2000)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815793946
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Clifford Winston is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. Among his previous books are Deregulation of Network Industries: What's Next? coedited with Sam Peltzman (AEI-Brookings, 2000), and Alternate Route: Toward Efficient Urban Transportation, cowritten with Chad Shirley (Brookings, 1998). Gines de Rus is a professor of applied economics at the University of Las Palms de Gran Canaria (Spain). He is the coauthor, with Antonio Estache, of Privatization and Regulation of Transport Infrastructure (World Bank, 2000).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction Clifford Winston Winston, Clifford Gines de Rus de Rus, Gines 1

Pt. 1 The United States and Continental Europe

2 Delayed! U.S. Aviation Infrastructure Policy at a Crossroads Steven A. Morrison Morrison, Steven A. Clifford Winston Winston, Clifford 7

3 The European Union: Evolution of Privatization, Regulation, and Slot Reform David Gillen Gillen, David Hans-Martin Niemeier Niemeier, Hans-Martin 36

Pt. 2 Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Canada

4 Airport Policy in Australia and New Zealand: Privatization, Light-Handed Regulation, and Performance Peter Forsyth Forsyth, Peter 65

5 Airport Planning and Regulation in the United Kingdom Anne Graham Graham, Anne 100

6 Airport Policy in Canada: Limitations of the Not-for-Profit Governance Model Michael W. Tretheway Tretheway, Michael W. Robert Andriulaitis Andriulaitis, Robert 136

Pt. 3 China and Developing Countries

7 Airport Policy and Performance in Mainland China and Hong Kong Anming Zhang Zhang, Anming Andrew Yuen Yuen, Andrew 159

8 Air Transportation Infrastructure in Developing Countries: Privatization and Deregulation Kenneth Button Button, Kenneth 193

9 Synthesis and Conclusions Clifford Winston Winston, Clifford Gines de Rus de Rus, Gines 222

Index 227

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