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Manufacturing is still critical to the economy United States. Clyde Prestowitz, says it's time to start realizing the positive spillovers that manufacturing creates... Read more  

Events & Activities

Stephen Olson at Chinese Development Institute Conference


 Clyde Prestowitz giving presentation to CDI...


Steve Olson teaching trade negotiations at the Mekong Institute...


Stephen Olson to speak at upcoming workshop organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development on 

"Economics of GMS Agricultural trade in goods and services towards the world market"

Chiangmai, Thailand Sep 8-12.

US Economic Policy

Scorecard of Airline Deregulation: 20 Years of Experimentation

Scott Gibson on the state of airline deregulation in the U.S.

The year 1998 marked the 20th anniversary of airline deregulation in the U.S. Originally viewed as a means to increase competition in an industry dominated by a handful of monolithic airlines, deregulation has spurred a rash of recent debate about whether, in fact, it has achieved just the opposite: the consolidation of the industry into a closed market. This report provides a thorough analysis of five basic areas of domestic airline competition: city pair competition, price competition, potential barriers to entry, airline financial health, and the tax burden on airlines. The report ultimately concludes that the U.S. aviation industry is substantially, and measurably, more competition now than it was 20 years ago, accruing benefits not only to the industry itself, but to the American consumer as well.

Click Here to Download the Report in PDF Format

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