Introduction to Air Transport Economics: From Theory to Applications (2nd Revised edition)

Introduction to Air Transport Economics: From Theory to Applications (2nd Revised edition)

By: Bijan Vasigh (author), Thomas Tacker (author), Ken Fleming (author)Paperback

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Introduction to Air Transport Economics: From Theory to Applications uniquely merges the institutional and technical aspects of the aviation industry with their theoretical economic underpinnings. In one comprehensive textbook it applies economic theory to all aspects of the aviation industry, bringing together the numerous and informative articles and institutional developments that have characterized the field of airline economics in the last two decades as well as adding a number of areas original to an aviation text. Its integrative approach offers a fresh point of view that will find favor with many students of aviation. The book offers a self-contained theory and applications-oriented text for any individual intent on entering the aviation industry as a practicing professional in the management area. It will be of greatest relevance to undergraduate and graduate students interested in obtaining a more complete understanding of the economics of the aviation industry. It will also appeal to many professionals who seek an accessible and practical explanation of the underlying economic forces that shape the industry. The second edition has been extensively updated throughout. It features new coverage of macroeconomics for managers, expanded analysis of modern revenue management and pricing decisions, and also reflects the many significant developments that have occurred since the original's publication. Instructors will find this modernized edition easier to use in class, and suitable to a wider variety of undergraduate or graduate course structures, while industry practitioners and all readers will find it more intuitively organized and more user friendly.

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Bijan Vasigh is Professor of Economics and Finance in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York, and has published many articles concerning the aviation industry. The articles were published in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Transportation Management, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports, Transportation Quarterly, Airport Business, Journal of Business and Economics, and Journal of Travel Research. He has been quoted in major newspapers and magazines around the world. In 2006, his paper, A Total Factor Productivity Based for Tactical Cluster Assessment: Empirical Investigation in the Airline Industry, was awarded the Dr. Frank E. Sorenson Award for outstanding achievement of excellence in aviation research scholarship. Bijan is the author of Aircraft Finance: Strategies for Managing Capital Costs in a Turbulent Industry, and The Foundations of Airline Finance: Methodology and Practice. Dr. Fleming received his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego, August 1978 with specialties in Econometrics and Public Finance. He received his M.A., in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, in June 1969. A former military pilot with over 3,000 hours in 11 different aircraft, he holds an FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Single and Multi-engine Instrument Rating. Dr. Fleming was the leader of a group of 15 research analysts and computer programmers who actively participated in applied Aviation research projects with Boeing, NASA, and the FAA and he has been the principal author or co-author of over 20 reports and articles including two textbooks during the past 15 years; these publications have dealt with all aspects of the economics of the aviation industry. Thomas Tacker, Ph.D. is Professor of Economics and the Ch


Contents: Foreword; Preface to the second edition; The evolving air transport industry; Principles of economics with applications in aviation; Supply and demand: analysis in the airline industry; Cost and production analysis: the general concepts; Aviation infrastructure: operations and ownership; International economics and aviation; Open skies and global alliances; Competitive market structure and monopolistic markets; Hybrid market structure and the aviation industry; Aviation forecasting and regression analysis; Dynamic pricing policy and revenue management; Low cost and start-up airlines: a new paradigm; The economics of aviation safety and security; An overview of macroeconomics for managers; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781409454878
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9781409454878
  • weight: 1104
  • ISBN10: 1409454878
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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