Air Transport and Regional Development Methodologies is one of three interconnected books related to a four-year European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action established in 2015. The action, called Air Transport and Regional Development (ATARD), aimed to promote a better understanding of how the air transport–related problems of core regions and remote regions should be addressed to enhance both economic competitiveness and social cohesion in Europe.
This book discusses key methodological approaches to assessing air transport and regional development, outlining their respective strengths and weaknesses. These include input- output analysis, cost benefit analysis, computable general equilibrium models, data envelopment analysis, stochastic frontier analysis, discrete choice models and game theory.
Air Transport and Regional Development Methodologies aims at becoming a major reference source on the topic, drawing from experienced researchers in the field, covering the diverse experience and knowledge of the members of the COST Action. The book will be of interest to several large groups. First, it will serve as an authoritative and comprehensive reference for academics, researchers and consultants. Second, it will advise policy- makers and government organizations at European, national and regional levels. Third, it presents invaluable insights to transport companies such as airports and airline operators. Along with the other two books (Air Transport and Regional Development Policies and Air Transport and Regional Development Case Studies), it fills a much-needed gap in the literature.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction, Nicole Adler, Hans-Martin Niemeier, Anne Graham, Ofelia Betancor, António Pais Antunes, Volodymyr Bilotkach, Enrique J. Calderón, Gianmaria Martini
Chapter 2 REGIONAL ECONOMIC THEORY AND THE IMPACT OF TRANSPORT INVESTMENTS, Stef Proost and Sharon Sarmiento
Chapter 3 A REVIEW OF CONNECTIVITY UTILITY MODELS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS, Yahua Zhang and Anming Zhang
Chapter 4 WIDER ECONOMIC BENEFITS: WHAT THEY ARE, HOW THEY MANIFEST AND AN EXAMPLE FROM NETWORK AIR SERVICES, David Gillen
Chapter 5 THE APPLICATION OF AN INPUT-OUTPUT APPROACH TO MEASURING THE IMPACT OF AIR TRANSPORT ON THE ECONOMY: A CRITICAL REVIEW, Sonia Huderek-Glapska
Chapter 6 COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF AIR TRANSPORT PROJECTS
WITH EFFECTS ON THE REGIONS, Javier Campos and Ofelia Betancor
Chapter 7 THE USE OF CGE MODELS IN THE EVALUATION OF AIR TRANSPORT POLICY AND LARGE-SCALE INVESTMENT: A SURVEY, Eric Tchouamou Njoya and Peter Forsyth
Chapter 8 ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS, COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS AND COMPUTABLE GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM MODELLING: OUTLINE OF TECHNIQUES AND WHERE TO USE THEM, Peter Forsyth and Hans-Martin Niemeier
Chapter 9 HOW TO ESTIMATE THE SOCIAL COSTS AIRPORT NEGATIVE EXTERNALITIES: A CASE STUDY ON MILAN BERGAMO AIRPORT, Gianmaria Martini, Mattia Grampella & Davide Scotti
Chapter 10 ECONOMETRIC APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF AIR TRANSPORT IMPACTS ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT: MAIN METHODS AND RESULTS, António Pais Antunes & Gianmaria Martini
Chapter 11 STATED PREFERENCE AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR MODELLING: AN APPLICATION TO AIRPORT ACCESSIBILITY ANALYSIS AT REGIONAL LEVEL, Angela Stefania Bergantino and Mario Catalano
Chapter 12 ENTRY GAMES FOR THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, Christian Bontemps and Raquel Menezes Bezerra Sampaio
Chapter 13 APPLYING GAME THEORY TO ANALYSE AVIATION MARKETS AND THEIR IMPACT ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH A CASE STUDY OF THE EU-ISRAEL AVIATION AGREEMENT, Nicole Adler
Chapter 14 STOCHASTIC FRONTIER ANALYSIS, Davide Scotti, Nicola Volta
Chapter 15 DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS, Davide Scotti and Nicola Volta
Anne Graham is Professor of Air Transport and Tourism Management at the University of Westminster, UK. She has two main research areas: first, airport management, economics, and regulation; and second, the relationship between the tourism and aviation sectors. She has published widely with recent books including Air Transport: A Tourism Perspective, Airport Finance and Investment in the Global Economy, Managing Airports: An International Perspective, The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management, and Airport Marketing. She is a previous editor-in-chief of the Journal of Air Transport Management and in 2016 was made a fellow of the Air Transport Research Society.
Nicole Adler is Full Professor and Head of the Department of Operations Research and Operations Management at the School of Business Administration of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her major research interests include game theory and productivity estimation applied to the field of transportation. Her work has analysed hub-and-spoke airline competition and mergers, public service obligation tenders, and airport productivity, and she recently has utilised game theoretic concepts in order to understand air traffic control markets. Nicole is currently an Associate Editor for Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.
Ofelia Betancor is Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). She holds an MSc in economics from the University of London, and two doctorate degrees in economics (Institute for Transport Studies-University of Leeds and University of Las Palmas). She has participated in many research projects at the national and international level, and has also collaborated with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank as specialist in air transport and the economic evaluation of projects and transport policies. The results of her works have been published in leading journals in the area of transport economics.
Volodymyr Bilotkach is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore. His research interests cover various issues in economics of the aviation sector including airline alliances and mergers, airport regulation, and the economics of distribution of airline tickets.
Enrique J. Calderón is a retired professor from the Department of Transport and Territorial Planning in the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. He specialises in urban, regional, and environmental issues at all levels, sustainability assessment, and the integration of environmental concerns into government policies and programmes, notably in regard to transportation.
Gianmaria Martini is Full Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Bergamo, Italy. His research interests are applied econometrics and methods to estimate efficiency in the air transport sector, extended to environmental issues. Recent research activities have covered regional development and aviation, with a specific focus on African countries. He is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Air Transport Management and was the chairman of the organising committee of the 2013 Air Transport Research Society Conference in Bergamo. He has been nominated as vice president for publications of the ATRS.
Hans-Martin Niemeier is Director of the Institute for Transport and Development at Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He is Chairman of the German Aviation Research Society and member of the Advisory Board of the European Aviation Conference. He chaired the ATARD COST Action from 2016–2019. From 2014 through May 2019, he was member of the Performance Review Body of the Single European Sky. He has published on privatisation, regulation, and competition of airports, the reform of slot allocation, and airline and airport alliances.
António Pais Antunes is Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). He has been Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, Invited Professor at EPF Lausanne, Visiting Professor at MIT and a visiting researcher at the University of Bergamo. His teaching and research focus on public facility location, urban mobility (notably public transport and vehicle sharing), and air transport planning. He currently acts as Deputy Director of CITTA (Research Centre for Territory Transport and Environment) and as Coordinator of the Doctoral Programs in Spatial Planning and in Transport Systems at the University of Coimbra.