© 1991

Transport in a Free Market Economy

  • David Banister
  • Kenneth Button

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. David Banister, Kenneth Button
      Pages 1-16
  3. Trends in Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Dennis Swann
      Pages 43-48
    3. Mike Adamson, Wynne Jones, Robin Pratt
      Pages 49-78
    4. John Rickard
      Pages 79-81
    5. David Starkie
      Pages 115-118
  4. Reforms in Aviation Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Kenneth Button
      Pages 171-176
    3. Frederik Sorensen
      Pages 177-185
    4. Rigas Doganis
      Pages 186-194
    5. Tom Bass
      Pages 216-219
    6. Sean Barrett
      Pages 242-248
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 249-255

About this book


Transport policy has dramatically changed over the last ten years with major regulatory reforms and privatisation of transport enterprises. Part 1 presents an authoritative statement of the theoretical arguments for and against regulatory reform, the changing political scene in North America and the different mechanisms that can be used to return state-owned monopolies to the private sector. Part 2 presents the empirical evidence on ten years of airline deregulation in the United States and this review is matched by an assessment of the different situation in Europe where national governments are under pressure to follow the same path.


assessment deregulation economy privatisation reforms regulation science and technology transport transport policy USA

Editors and affiliations

  • David Banister
    • 1
  • Kenneth Button
    • 2
  1. 1.Bartlett School of Architecture and PlanningUniversity College LondUK
  2. 2.Loughborough UniversityUK

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