Working Paper

Border Effects in Passenger Air Traffic


  • Klodt
  • H.
Publication Date

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.


JEL Classification
F15, F20, R12

Key Words

  • Border effects
  • Gravitationsmodell
  • gravity model
  • Grenzeffekte