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During the last two decades the European airport industry is liberalised and turned to competitive market environment. Thisfact attracts an increasing scientific and practical interest to analysis of airport efficiency and its determinants, as well as differentaspects of airport competition. This paper contains a critical review of existing researches in these two areas – airport efficiency andspatial competition among airports. We analysed modern approaches to airport benchmarking, their advantages and shortcomings,and systematised a wide range of related academic studies. We paid special attention to empirical researches of spatial competitionas a factor affecting airport efficiency. Despite the fact of a well-developed theory of spatial competition and signs of its growingeffects in the airport industry, we discovered a lack of studies devoted to the relationship between airport efficiency and spatialcompetition.

Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Airport Benchmarking and Spatial Competition: a Critical Review-

Language: English-

Keywords: airport efficiency, benchmarking, spatial competition-

Subjects: L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L93 - Air TransportationD - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D24 - Production ; Cost ; Capital ; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity ; Capacity-

Author: Pavlyuk, Dmitry


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