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The Fourth Session of IEB Biweekly Forum

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The fourth session of ieb biweekly forumwill be held on 11.9, A949:

Title:Congestion Delays and AirlineNetworks

Presenter:Chunan WANG


Thispaper investigates the role of congestion delays in the network choice of amonopoly airline. By comparing a hub-and-spoke network (HS), point-to-pointnetwork (PP) and mixed network (MX), we find that, because of the inclusion ofcongestion delays, first, the total optimal flight frequency may be higherunder HS than PP and the optimal aircraft size is smaller under HS than PP;second, the airline may choose PP even when the extra travel time disutility ofone-stop services is relatively low; and third, welfare analysis shows theairline's inefficient biases towards PP.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Chunan Wang obtained M.A. in Economics andPh.D. in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), France. Beforejoining TSE, he obtained B.A. in Economics from Nankai University, China. Hisresearch focuses on Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics and AirTransport Economics.