The effects of China's airline mergers on prices

Zhang, Yahua and Round, David K. (2009) The effects of China's airline mergers on prices. Journal of Air Transport Management, 15 (6). pp. 315-323. ISSN 0969-6997

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Abstract

This paper looks at the effects of some of the recent airline mergers in China. Overall, no significant airfare increases are found in a sample of markets served by the merged China Eastern and China Southern after 2002; indeed in most of the markets directly affected airfares declined. This was despite the absence of antitrust laws and enforcement over the period. However, market power was possibly exercised after the mergers in China Eastern's hub-to-hub networks


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Shane Zhang
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2009 23:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: airline mergers; market power; China
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150701 Air Transportation and Freight Services
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140217 Transport Economics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880302 Air Passenger Transport
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910204 Industry Costs and Structure
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2009.04.005
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5682

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