The Impact of Post‐9/11 Airport Security Measures on the Demand for Air Travel

  title={The Impact of Post‐9/11 Airport Security Measures on the Demand for Air Travel},
  author={Garrick Blalock and Vrinda Kadiyali and Daniel H. Simon},
  journal={The Journal of Law and Economics},
  pages={731 - 755}
We examine the impact of two post‐9/11 airport security measures—baggage screening and federalization of passenger screening—on demand for air travel in the United States. Exploiting the phased introduction of security measures across airports, we find that baggage screening reduced passenger volume by about 6 percent on all flights and by about 9 percent on flights departing from the nation’s 50 busiest airports. In contrast, federalizing passenger screening had little effect on passenger… 
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