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Margaret Arblaster

The concept of light-handed regulation, including light-handed approaches to the regulation of airport services, is discussed. The rationale for the economic regulation of…

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The concept of light-handed regulation, including light-handed approaches to the regulation of airport services, is discussed. The rationale for the economic regulation of airport services and the traditional approaches used for economic regulation of airport charges are summarized. The evolution of international practice of light-handed regulation is outlined, including the experience with minimal regulation across monopoly industries in New Zealand and the acceptance of “negotiated settlements” in utility industries in North America. General reasons for moving to light-handed regulation of airports include the disadvantages of the price cap approach in practice and the benefits of facilitating greater negotiation between airports and users. Comparisons are made between alternative approaches to light-handed regulation of airport services, including price and quality of service monitoring, information disclosure regulation and negotiate-arbitrate regulation, approaches that have been applied to airport services in Australia and New Zealand. The role and nature of the incentives under each approach are discussed. The chapter concludes that whether light-handed regulation provides a suitable alternative approach to direct regulation depends on the market circumstances and the design characteristics of the light-handed approach.

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The Economics of Airport Operations
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-497-2

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Xiaowen Fu and Tae Hoon Oum

This chapter reviews the effects of air transport liberalization, and investigates the roles played by airport-airline vertical arrangements in liberalizing markets. Our…

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This chapter reviews the effects of air transport liberalization, and investigates the roles played by airport-airline vertical arrangements in liberalizing markets. Our investigation concludes that liberalization has led to substantial economic and traffic growth. Such positive outcomes are mainly due to increased competition and efficiency gains in the airline industry, and positive externalities to the overall economy. Liberalization allows airlines to optimize their networks, and thus may introduce substantial demand and financial uncertainty to airports. Vertical arrangements between airlines and airports may offer a wide range of benefits to the parties involved, yet such arrangements could also lead to airline entry barriers which reduce the effects of liberalization. Three approaches have been developed to model the effects of liberalization in complex market conditions, which include the analytical, econometric and computational network methods. These approaches should be selectively utilized in policy studies on liberalization.

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The Economics of International Airline Transport
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-639-2

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Epikote Resin Enamels. The manufacturers state that Epinamel A/C forced drying lining material has been subjected to a very wide range of chemicals. So far, approximately…

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Epikote Resin Enamels. The manufacturers state that Epinamel A/C forced drying lining material has been subjected to a very wide range of chemicals. So far, approximately 50 different solutions have been used in testing the material over both short and long term immersion, and, although in some cases the results have proved unsatisfactory, in the majority they have proved very good. Amongst other things, this material has been used successfully to protect road tankers for petrol, oil and foodstuffs, rail tank cars for the same materials, marine tankers, static storage tanks for glucose, fruit juices, soaps and wine, pumps handling acids and alkalis, chemical pipework etc.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 4 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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