Did the EU Airport Charges Directive lead to lower aeronautical charges? Empirical evidence from a diff-in-diff research design

In this study the authors analyse the impact of the EU Airport Charges Directive on the level of aeronautical charges for EU airports serving between 2 and 20 million passengers, over the period 2008–2017, using a difference-in-differences research design. The authors find that the transposition of the Airport Charges Directive into national legislation has led to a statistically significant reduction in the level of airport charges, but only after a few years. The authors also find the existence of heterogeneous treatment effects that depend on the quality of transposition of the Directive.


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  • Accession Number: 01691326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2019 3:06PM