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Volume 19  Number 3  •  Winter 2015
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What Caused Airline Deregulation
Economists or Economics?
By Gary McDonnell
This article appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of The Independent Review

Many social scientists share an understanding of the origins of regulation, but the causes of deregulation are more controversial. The airline deregulation of the late 1970s sheds light on the latter, especially on how the interaction of economists’ ideas and interest-group politics can drive deregulation.

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