DEVI Webinar – Guillaume Pommey (University degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)

Date - Heure / Date - Hour
Date(s) - 11/03/2021
10h30 - 11h30

How to Regulate Modern Aiports?


In addition to the provision of aeronautical services, modern airports are also in charge of providing commercial services to passengers as well as investing in their infrastructure. We investigate the optimal regulation of airports and its implementation. Optimal prices for aeronautical services and commercial services follow a Ramsey-Boiteux pricing rule. Traditional price-cap regulations of aeronautical and commercial activities fail to implement the optimal regulation as they do not provide sufficient incentives to invest. A successful implementation must rely on a price-cap formula supplemented by a subsidy policy specific to the regulation of investment. The choice between a single-till and a dual-till approach does not change the optimal regulation. We also investigate the consequences of the nature of the airport-airline relationship and of the observability of investment on the optimal regulation.

The presentation will be given in French.