Title

Regional development and airport productivity in China

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Airline efficiency

Publication Date

2016

First Page

283

Last Page

316

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Keywords

Meta-frontier, technical efficiency, regional disparity and development

Abstract

This chapter studies the technical efficiencies of Chinese airports by using a meta-frontier production function model which accounts for airports in different regions accessing different technologies. Our empirical results show that the technical efficiency scores of airports and provincial output in the coastal region are higher than their counterparts in the inland region. However, the technical efficiency scores of airports and provincial output in inland region are steadily increasing while the counterparts of airports and provincial output in coastal region are slowly declining. In addition, our analysis of provincial efficiency changes shows that airport productivity has a positive and statistically significant effect on the technical changes of provincial output. Our results partially confirm the success of the government policy of promoting airport construction and development in the western inland region.

DOI

10.1108/S2212-160920160000005011

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2016 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781785609404

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Recommended Citation

Chow, C. K. W., Fung, M. K. Y., & Law, J. S. (2016). Regional development and airport productivity in China. In J. D. Bitzan, J. H. Peoples & W. W. Wilson (Eds.), Airline efficiency (pp.283-316). doi: 10.1108/S2212-160920160000005011