Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/59522
Authors: 
Hüschelrath, Kai
Müller, Kathrin
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 12-037
Abstract: 
We study the competitive effects of five liquidations and six mergers in the domestic U.S. airline industry between 1995 and 2010. Applying fixed effects regression models we find that route exits due to liquidation lead to substantially larger price increases than mergerrelated exits. Within the merger category, our analysis reveals significant price increases on all affected routes immediately after the exit events. In the medium and long-run, however, realized merger efficiencies and entry-inducing effects are found to be strong enough to drive prices down to pre-exit levels.
Subjects: 
airline industry
exit
liquidation
merger
efficiencies
entry-inducing effects
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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