Air & Space Law: Economic regulation of air transport and navigation, deregulation, liberalization, open skies. Economic and regulatory theories, competition, anti-trust regulation. Status, negotiation, and implementation of international agreements on air services.
Offered by: Air&Space Law
- Winter 2014
- Paul Stephen Dempsey
Prof. Paul Dempsey ( paul [dot] dempsey [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) )
This course focuses on the domestic and international economic regulation of air transport, although it also canvasses the relation between economic regulation on the one hand and safety and security regulation on the other. It will draw principally on examples from North America and Europe.
Key themes include: Why do Governments regulate or deregulate markets for air transport? How do the economics of the aviation sector intersect with regulatory paradigms? What are the legal regimes governing key dimensions of the aviation business, such as airline alliances, investment, bankruptcy, computer reservation systems, and airport slots? What is the relation between sectoral regulation and competition law? What is the mix of private and public ownership of air transport enterprises? What are legal constraints upon aviation enterprises, on the one hand, and regulatory authorities on the other? What are the instrumentalities used by Governments as the means for regulating civil aviation? What is the nature of bilateral air transport agreements? What multilateral regimes govern the supply of aviation services?
Students will write a short paper on a current issue of transport regulation, preferably from their country of origin.
View ASPL 613 - Course outline [.pdf]
Other available files
Aviation Safety Regulation [.pdf]