Alfred Kahn

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1917 – 2010

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Who was Alfred Kahn?

Alfred Edward Kahn was an American professor, an expert in regulation and deregulation, and an important influence in the deregulation of the airline and energy industries. Commonly known as the "Father of Airline Deregulation," he chaired the Civil Aeronautics Board during the period when it ended its regulation of the airline industry, paving the way for low-cost airlines, from People Express to Southwest Airlines.

He was the Robert Julius Thorne Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Cornell University.

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Born
Oct 17, 1917
Paterson
Also known as
  • Alfred E. Kahn
  • Alfred E. Kahn
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Yale University
  • New York University
Employment
  • Cornell University
Died
Dec 27, 2010

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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