Assesing the Impact of Competition on the Efficiency of Italian Airports

D’Alfonso, Tiziana and Daraio, Cinzia and Nastasi, Alberto (2013) Assesing the Impact of Competition on the Efficiency of Italian Airports. Technical Report. Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti.


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This paper provides new empirical evidence on the efficiency of Italian airports. Analysing data on 2010 trough conditional efficiency measures, we find that competition affects mostly the frontier of best performers, whilst airports that are lagging behind are less influenced by it. By applying a novel two stage approach, we show that competition has an inverse U-shape impact. Finally, the bi-modal shape of the distribution of pure efficiency indicates the existence of two differently managed groups of airports.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Italian airports; competition; DEA; conditional efficiency; two stage analysis
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 330 Economia
Depositing User: Sapienza Università di Roma Dipartimento di Ingegneria informatica, automatica e gestionale
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2013 17:03
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2013 17:03

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