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Economic Commentary

Airline Deregulation: Boon or Bust?

Deregulation of the airline industry has produced wide-ranging changes that have created benefits and some problems for the public. The promotion of safety, high-quality performance, and beneficial competition within the industry should be a goal of public policy. These policy goals, however, must be based on a sound understanding of the market forces behind the post-deregulation changes in the airline industry.

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Suggested Citation

Bauer, Paul. 1989. “Airline Deregulation: Boon or Bust?” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary 5/1/1989.

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