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13th ECTRI Economics & Policy Webinar

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Title of the Presentation:
Tax Incidence in Heterogeneous Markets: The Pass-through of Air Passenger Taxes

About the Webinar:
This paper examines the incidence and efficiency of an air passenger tax and the influence of supply and demand elasticity in a difference-in-differences framework. For identification, I exploit the implementation of an air passenger tax on worldwide departures from Sweden and compare them with departures from nearby airports without an air passenger tax to the same destination. On average, tax pass-through is immediate and nearly complete. Consistent with theoretical priors for oligopolistic markets, tax incidence increases with competition but decreases with lower demand elasticity. The tax significantly reduces passenger numbers, air transport capacity and global emissions.

Bio of Florian Wozny
Florian Wozny is an applied transport and environmental economist with a passion for studying transportation and how public policy can make a difference. To answer these questions, he uses state-of-the-art econometric and statistical tools for predictive and causal analysis in surveys, large administrative and corporate data sources. He is currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Air Transport in Cologne, Germany. Florian was a Resident Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn, Germany from October 2014 to February 2020.
We look forward to your participation in this engaging and informative webinar.


Seminars are open to the ECTRI Members.
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June 21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm