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Kasarda, John D. (2006). Air Cargo, Liberalization, and Economic Development. Annals of Air and Space Law, XXXI, 167-184.


This article explicates how air cargo drives economic development. Case studies and multi-country statistical models are used to document the lead role that air cargo plays in the growth of trade, foreign direct investment and GDP and how this role is influenced by air liberalization, customs quality and corruption. The article concludes with implications of our assessments and empirical results for policy-makers and government officials wishing to spur air cargo's positive impact on economic development.

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Annals of Air and Space Law


Kasarda, John D.