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  • GST card could offset increased tax charge 03 Aug 2015

    David Hensher - ABC NewsRadio, 6PR Perth and 2GB Sydney

    Professor David Hensher was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio, 6PR Perth and 2GB Sydney about a proposal for the introduction of a GST card. … Read more

  • Etihad performs a perfect flight 25 Jul 2015

    Rico Merkert - The National

    Dr Rico Merkert has been interviewed by The National (newspaper of Abu Dhabi, UAE) on the environmental performance of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and key environmental trends in aviation more … Read more

  • MH17 anniversary: Little change in air safety since plane shot down 16 Jul 2015

    Rico Merkert - Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

    Sydney Morning Herald and The Age quoted Dr Rico Merkert in an article about how there has been little change in air safety, one year on from the Malaysian Airlines … Read more

  • Aiming for Zero Growth in Vehicle Kilometres of Car Travel 06 Jul 2015

    John Stanley - ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Why VKT? There is currently strong policy interest in Australia around increasing our rate of infrastructure investment. Our cities, which are vital for national productivity and liveability, will be the … Read more

  • Sydney has top PT minds 25 Jun 2015

    Corinne Mulley, David Hensher and Gregory Whitwell - Australasian Bus and Coach News

    Australasian Bus and Coach News quotes Business School Dean, Professor Greg Whitwell and Professors Corinne Mulley and David Hensher in an article about the University of Sydney being recognised as … Read more

Leadership and Policy Seminar Series

  • Saving $1 billion for the national economy, by foot or cycle Tuesday 11 August 11am

    Sara Stace, Link Place

    Venue: New Law Annexe SR442 Level 4, Eastern Ave Abstract: In Australia, cycling for transport contributes $1.43 per kilometre cycled; while walking contributes $2.12 per kilometre. That means a 20-minute … Read more

  • TBC Tuesday 06 October 11am

    Margy Osmond, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism & Transport Forum

    Venue: TBC Bio: Margy Osmond is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism & Transport Forum, assuming the role on 1 October 2014. Margy has extensive experience in policy development … Read more

  • Lessons from an intrapreneur Tuesday 27 October 11am

    Andrew T Harris, The University of Sydney

    Venue: The Darlington Centre Start: 11am Refreshments from 10.30am Bio: Andrew Harris is a Professorial Fellow in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Sydney, and the Australian Director … Read more

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Rico Merkert

Rico Merkert

Dr Rico Merkert is Senior Lecturer in Aviation Management and Director of the Higher Degree by Research Program (Progressions) at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies. Rico is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and an appointed member of the U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing Committees on a) Aviation Economics and b) Light Commercial and General Aviation. He has worked in the automotive industry, and has extensive experience in both the aviation and the rail sector. He currently works on projects related to air transport viability and is an expert in benchmarking, transport economics, policy and management (including strategy, M&A and finance). Rico has advised a wide range of clients and is Co-Editor of the Journal of Air Transport Management.


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