Productivity growth and biased technological change in Japanese airports

Carlos Pestana Barros, Shunsuke Managi, Yuichiro Yoshida

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In this paper, the productivities of Japanese airports over the period of 1987-2005 are analyzed using the Malmquist index, and technological bias is investigated. During this period, airports on average became less efficient and experienced technological regress. Our results indicate that the traditional growth accounting method, which assumes Hicks neutral technological change, is not appropriate for analyzing changes in productivity for Japanese airports.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalTransport Policy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Airports
  • Japan
  • Policy implications
  • Productivity
  • Technological change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation


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