U. S. Airline Deregulation: Its Effects on Passengers, Capital, and Labor

  title={U. S. Airline Deregulation: Its Effects on Passengers, Capital, and Labor},
  author={Thomas Gale Moore},
  journal={The Journal of Law and Economics},
  pages={1 - 28}
  • T. G. Moore
  • Published 1 April 1986
  • Economics, Business
  • The Journal of Law and Economics
HIS paper presents an analysis of the effects of airline deregulation on passengers-business and personal, first class and coach-and explores how capital and labor have fared in a free market. The evidence corroborates many benefits that proponents of deregulation predicted, but it has not worked perfectly. Prices are not fully competitive, and for certain dimensions service quality is down. Furthermore, the contestability hypothesis as applied to the airline industry does not withstand… 
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