Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/224973
Authors: 
Doerr, Luisa
Dorn, Florian
Gaebler, Stefanie
Potrafke, Niklas
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] Regional Studies [ISSN:] 1360-0591 [Volume:] 54 [Issue:] 10 [Pages:] 1402-1412
Abstract: 
The paper examines how new airport infrastructure influences regional tourism. Identification is based on the conversion of a military airbase into a regional commercial airport in the German state of Bavaria. The new airport opened in 2007 and promotes travelling to the touristic region of Allgäu in the Bavarian Alps. A synthetic control approach is used to show that the new commercial airport increased tourism in the Allgäu region over the period 2008–16. The positive effect is especially pronounced in the county in which the airport is located. The results suggest that new transportation infrastructure promotes regional economic development.
Subjects: 
airports
tourism
regional development
transportation infrastructure
synthetic control method
JEL: 
L93
O18
Z38
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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