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Air

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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

Energy Union Law

electricity sparks

Publications

29.06.2018

All Things State Aid!

Do you want to find out more about EU rules surrounding State subsidies and how they play out in the energy sector? Access our latest […] read more

Climate

Greenreport

Publications

30.11.2017

Article on FSR Climate Annual Conference on ”Greenreport”

Italian readers interested in the topics of this week’s climate annual conference, can read the article about the conference published today on Greenreport, a daily online […] read more

Energy Union Law

Publications

25.09.2017

New Publication: A South European Perspective

The Energy Law and Policy Area, together with the Hellenic Energy Regulatory Institute, has just published a multi-authored volume which focuses on the main energy […] read more

Climate

policy brief

Publications

31.07.2017

New FSR Climate policy briefs

The FSR Climate team has recently published two policy briefs on the EU ETS. The briefs follow-up on two workshops held in April, and have […] read more

Climate

EU ETS

Publications

24.03.2017

Policy brief: free allowance allocation in the EU ETS

The FSR Climate team has just released a Policy brief on: Free allowance allocation in the EU ETS.  The policy brief has been produced within the framework […] read more

Energy Union Law

Publications

1.03.2017

New Article: What are the implications of the Winter Package?

What are the implications of the Winter Package? In this paper, Professor Leigh Hancher and Marinus Winters examine the Commission’s proposals to facilitate the transition […] 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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