Journal Article

Institutionelle Reformen für eine rationale Flughafeninfrastrukturpolitik

Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 56(1): 108–136

In Germany the legal planning and approval processes for airport expansion projects are heavily politicized, and legal disputes take years to resolve. Thus, doubts arise about the rationality, not only of specific approval decisions but also of the institutional setting within which these decisions are made. We analyze the deficiencies of the current institutional framework for planning and approving airport infrastructure projects in Germany and develop guidelines for an institutional reform.


Rüdiger Soltwedel
Hartmut Wolf


JEL Classification
H54, H77, K23, L52, L93