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Invited Lectures

Rosário Macário

Air Transportation Sustainability and Economic Strategies

Rosário Macário

Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal / University of Antwerp, Belgium.


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Research Interests: Urban Mobility, Urban Logistics, Air Transport, Economics, Funding and Financing, Regulation, Institutional and Organizational Design

Rosário Macário, has degrees in Business Economics, MSc and Ph.D. in Transportation Systems, Habilitation (DSc) in Civil Engineering.  Professor and Researcher in Transportation at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georresources at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Universidade de Lisboa (www.ist.eu) and Guest Professor at University of Antwerp, Department of Transport and Regional Economics (Belgium). She is in the Board of Directors of TIS.PT (www.tis.pt).  Her mobility research focuses are institutional setting, policy development, and financing. She stands for a systemic and integrated view of urban mobility systems, prioritizing accessibility as a value capture element and source of financing.  She is also Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal “Case studies for Transport Policy.”

 

Martin E. Dresner

Empirical Studies in Aviation:  Lessons from 30 Years of (My) Research​”

Martin E. Dresner

Professor at Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, USA.


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Research Interests: Air transport management and policy; supply chain management.

Martin Dresner has served on the faculty of the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Marylandsince 1988,where he is Professorand Interim Chairinthe Logistics, Business and Public Policy Department.He received his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from theSauder School of Business at theUniversity of British Columbia. His research focuses on two broad areas, air transport policy and logistics management. Professionally, he is President of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) and a past president of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG) of the Allied Social Sciences Association and of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF). Dresner is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Logistics and of Decision Sciences. He has testified before the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee and has worked on consulting projects for several organizations, including the Maryland Aviation Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

Kenneth J. Button

“The Take-off, Rise and Stagnation of the Low-Cost Airline Business Mode.”

Kenneth J. Button

Professor at Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, USA.


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Research Interests: Economics of Privatization and Regulation, Environmental Economics, Regional Economics, Transport Planning, Transportation Economics, and Urban Economics.

Kenneth Button is a Professor of Public Policy at the George Mason Schar School of Policy and Government and a world-renowned expert on transportation policy. He has published, or has in press, some 80 books and over 400 academic papers in the field of transport economics, transport planning, environmental analysis and industrial organization. Some of his recent books include: Airline Deregulation: An International Perspective (David Fulton Publishing), Flying into the Future: Air Transport Policy in the European Union, Edward Elgar Publishing), Handbook of Transport Modelling, (Pergamon Press); Transport, the Environment and Sustainable Development (E & FN Spon publishing); Meta-analysis in Environmental Economics (Kluwer); Air Transport Networks (Edward Elgar Publishing).

Before coming to the Schar School of Policy and Government, Professor Button was an advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development where he headed up the OECD work on International Aviation (which produced The Future of International Air Transport Policy: Responding to Global Change).

Professor Button has previously held visiting academic posts at the University of British Columbia and the University of California at Berkeley. In the two years prior to his secondment to the OECD he completed consultancy work for the ICAO in Brazil as well as studies for the European Union, Transport Canada, the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, the UN-DDSMS and the World Bank. He was a director of the transport consultancy firm Pearce, Sharp and Associates which specialized in work on transport. He was The Special Advisor to the UK House of Common Transport Committee between 1993 and 1994. In 1990 he had been seconded to the OECD to assist in the preparation of documentation for its five yearly meeting of Ministers of Environment.

Since 1996 he has contributed invited presentations to international conferences in the UK, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Australia, Cyprus, Belgium, Japan, Taiwan, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Chile, Italy, South Africa and Korea as well as in the US. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on air transport issues. He is editor of the leading international academic journals Transportation Research D: Transport and the Environment and of the Journal of Air Transport Management and is on the editorial boards of nine other journals. He is on the scientific committee of the World Conference on Transport Research and the Advisory Board of the Air Transport Research Group.

 

Oriol Lordan Gonzalez

“Dynamic topology of air transport networks”

Oriol Lordan Gonzalez

Professor at Escola Superior d’Enginyeries Industrial, Aeroespacial i Audiovisual de Terrassa (ESEIAAT), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).


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Research Interests: Linear programming, Airline route network, Complex networks, Flight networks, Network robustness

Oriol Lordan is a Professor at the Escola Superior d’Enginyeries Industrial, Aeroespacial i Audiovisual de Terrassa (ESEIAAT) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He has published or has in the press, 2 books,  24 journal articles, 15 presentations of work at congresses and 1 Luis Azcárraga award/recognition of the Fundación Aena. He is the director of the Laboratory of Unmanned Aerial System (LUAS).