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Applications of gravity models to evaluate and forecast US international air freight markets post-GFC

D.W. Alexander and Rico Merkert

Transport Policy, 2021, vol. 104, issue C, 52-62

Abstract: In addition to being the world's largest economy, the United States (US) has been the foremost driver of consumer spending, free trade and open skies policies. Trade-driven economic growth and air freight markets have been commonly linked in air transport research. Despite increased security after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, international air imports to the US has continued to grow at a rate faster than consumer spending.

Keywords: Air transport demand; Air cargo; Gravity models; External shocks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2020.04.004

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