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Network Industries. A New Series of Policy Briefs

We are happy to introduce a new series of quarterly Network Industries policy briefs. Their aim is to complement the quarterly issues of the NIQ, […] read more

Network Industries

NIQ

18.09.2018

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 3 – New network structures: decentralization, prosumers and the role of online platforms

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the major challenges infrastructure regulation is currently facing as a result of technology, indirect network effects, […] read more

Air

Publications

11.09.2018

New Working Paper: Can Regulation Improve Service Quality?

Under EU Air Passenger Rights legislation (“EC261”), carriers must provide assistance and cash compensation to passengers in case of long delay. This new EUI Working […] read more

Air

Publications

4.09.2018

Conclusions of the Seminar on European Regulation of Airport Charges, 28 May 2018

For the second time FSR Transport has brought together a round of experts to discuss the topic of Airport Charges Regulation, specifically a possible revision […] read more

Network Industries

Publications

24.07.2018

Publication of A New Working Paper- A Programme for the New Network Industries

Digitalisation is transforming network industries. The new data layer on top of infrastructures and transport services improves efficiency in the management of traditional networks. However, […] read more

Transport

Event Highlights

4.07.2018

The 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures- Interviews with the Authors of the Best Papers are available

The 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures took place in Florence on June 21st and June 22nd, 2018. The 7th edition of the conference aimed […] read more

Rail

The Observer

2.07.2018

The Observer-Improving European Rail Freight

This Policy Brief reflects upon the discussions at the 16th Florence Rail Forum that took place in Florence on May 7th 2018. On the dedicated webpage, […] read more

Network Industries

NIQ

27.06.2018

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 2 – Regulation for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Under the terms of Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Physical Internet as well as several others, many automatization and digitalization trends are on the […] read more

Transport

Transport News

25.06.2018

The 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures, 21-22 June, 2018

Last week participants from all over the world took part in the 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures. The 7th edition of the conference […] read more

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New Working Paper: Can Regulation Improve Service Quality?

- Air

Under EU Air Passenger Rights legislation (“EC261”), carriers must provide assistance and cash compensation to passengers in case of long delay.

This new EUI Working Paper by Hinnerk Gnutzmann and Piotr Śpiewanowski studies whether the regulation reduces flight delay. EC261 applies uniformly to flights departing from the EU, but covers only EU carriers on EU–bound flights. Exploiting this variation, we find that regulated flights are 5% more likely to arrive on time, and mean arrival delay is reduced by almost four minutes. The effect is strongest on routes with little competition, and for legacy carriers. Thus, consumer rights can improve quality when incentives from competition are weak.

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