This paper puts forward the case for re-examining the feasibility of using auctions to allocate take-off and landing slots at airports in light of success of the United States (US) radio spectrum auctions. It discusses how the simultaneous multi-round design of the spectrum auctions would need to be adapted to accommodate combinatorial and contingency bidding behavior, given the synergies inherent in operating particular combinations of slots and the substitutability of slots within certain time intervals. It also highlights how broad cooperation would be required to implement such a system across airports located in many different countries.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 23p

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  • Accession Number: 00791137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UNOAI Report 99-6,, Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 2000 12:00AM