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By Giovanni Alberto Tabacco

This e-book offers an unique empirical research of the marketplace constitution of airline urban pair markets, laying off new mild at the workings of aggressive procedures among agencies. reading a cross-section folks airline urban pairs, Tabacco proposes for the 1st time that the may be understood as a common oligopoly, every one airline industry being ruled via one to 3 airline vendors despite marketplace dimension. the writer questions the level to which airways intentionally hinder head-to-head festival inside of urban pair markets, and attracts exciting conclusions approximately aggressive forces from the saw industry constitution. Uncovering a few of the major company innovations of the airline undefined, the e-book is of rapid relevance to managers and practitioners, in addition to educational economists.

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As there are no firm dummies among the covariates, there is no concern of simultaneity of entry decisions and multiplicity of equilibria, and, therefore, there is no reason for implementing a sequential entry game. d standard normal error term, Φ~(0,1). g. ordered probit) because I am very much interested in the individual firms’ entry decisions and on how firm identities affect entry. The estimation of Eq. 7. I report only the marginal effects, because those are enough to understand competition. Market size appears positive and significant only for American Airlines, whilst the evidence suggests not significant marginal effects for all the other airlines.

5 also suggests that duopolies account for nearly onequarter, and triopolies represent a further 12 per cent of the sample (82 markets). 4 finally says that markets with more than four firms represent a rather negligible portion of our sample, approximately 6 per cent. 6, constituting fairly symmetric duopolies. 4 S1 Duopolies Fig. 8 1 Forty-five degree line Quadropolies Oligopoly triangle for more than three firms remaining triopolies, 16 city pairs, the third airline has market shares sandwiched between 32 per cent and 20 per cent.

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