Working Paper

Border Effects in Passenger Air Traffic

Kiel Working Papers, 1142

National borders substantially matter in passenger air traffic. Empirical estimates based upon a new data set on domestic and international departures from German airports indicate that the German border reduces air traffic activity by a factor of four to five. This result adds a further piece of evidence to the significance of border effects in various kinds of economic activity.


Henning Klodt


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F15, F20, R12