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Recent (and not so recent) Papers
Actual, Adjacent, and Potential Competition: Estimating the Full Effect of Southwest Airlines, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, May 2001, pp. 239-256.
The Remaining Role of Government Policy in the Deregulated Airline Industry, in Sam Peltzman and Clifford Winston, eds. Deregulation of Network Industries: What's Next?, AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, 2000.
A $20 Billion Misunderstanding, The Milkin Institute Review, Third Quarter 2000.
Fundamental Flaws of Social Regulation: The Case of Airplane Noise, Journal of Law and Economics, October 1999, pp. 723-743.
Airline Mergers: A Long-Run Analysis, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, September 1996, pp. 237-250.
The Value of Amtrak, Journal of Law and Economics, October 1990, pp. 361-382.
Empirical Implications and Tests of the Contestability Hypothesis, Journal of Law and Economics, April 1987, pp. 53-66.
An Economic Analysis of Aircraft Design, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, May 1984, pp. 123-143.

 

I was a member of the National Research Council's, Transportation Research Board, Committee for a Study of Competition in the U.S. Airline Industry. Our report was issued July 30, 1999. Click here for the full report and here for the press release.

 

 

 

Books

Steven A. Morrison and Clifford Winston,

The Evolution of the Airline Industry,

Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1995.


This book can be ordered from Brookings, amazon.com, or barnesandnoble.com.




Steven A. Morrison and Clifford Winston,

The Economic Effects of Airline Deregulation,

Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1986.

This book can be ordered from Brookings, amazon.com, or barnesandnoble.com.




Congressional Testimony
What's Wrong with the Airline Industry: Diagnosis and Possible Cures
Testimony to the Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, September 28, 2005.
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The Proposed United-US Airways Merger
Testimony to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, June 15, 2000.
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An Assessment of the State of Competition in the Airline Industry
Testimony to the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, and Competition, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, May 2, 2000.
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New Entrants, Dominated Hubs, and Predatory Behavior
Testimony to the Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, April 23, 1998. (Identical to April 1, 1998 testimony.)
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New Entrants, Dominated Hubs, and Predatory Behavior
Testimony to the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, and Competition, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, April 1, 1998.
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Airline Deregulation and Fares at Dominated Hubs and Slot-Controlled Airports
Testimony to the Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives, November 5, 1997.
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The Effect of Airport Restrictions on Air Fares
Testimony to the Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, October 21, 1997.
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Market-Based Solutions to Air Service Problems for Medium-Sized Communities
Testimony to the Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transoportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, June 25, 1997.
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Untitled (concerning highway congestion)
Testimony to the Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure, Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, March 21, 1991.
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Untitled (concerning airline competition and financial problems)
Testimony to the Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, U.S. House of Representatives, February 5, 1991.
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Op-Ed Pieces
Bailing Out the Airlines
Boston Globe, September 24, 2001
A Market-Based Solution to Airport Congestion
Boston Globe, April 14, 2001
Foul Regulatory Weather Grounds Airline Competition
Wall Street Journal, December 3, 1997 (based on October 21, 1997 testimony)
High-speed Rail a Mistake
Boston Globe, December 1, 1992
Let's Just Raise the Price of Highway, Air Transportation to Equal Its Real Cost
Roll Call, June 29, 1992
Stormy Weather for the Airlines
Boston Globe, August 4, 1991
Pricing the Crowds off the Roads
Boston Globe, May 14, 1991
Airline Deregulation
TransLaw, Fall, 1990
Californians Getting a Fair Deal on Air Travel
Los Angeles Times, June 17, 1990
With Deregulation, Everyone Gains
New York Times, April 8, 1990
Helping Airports Take Off
New York Times, March 16, 1990
Airline Reregulation Won't Fly on Economic Basis
Atlanta Journal and Constitution, April 15, 1989
Less Congestion Requires Higher Fees
New York Times, January 15, 1989

Miscellaneous
The Fare Skies: Air Transportation and Middle America
Brookings Review, Fall 1997 (based on June 25, 1997 testimony)