B.Ec. (Hons); PhD
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Tony has over two decades of work experience across the entire spectrum of broad vocation groups, including academia, the corporate sector, the Government sector and private consulting. As an academic, he has spent over a decade teaching at local and overseas universities in the areas of macroeconomics, microeconomics, quantitative economics and econometrics. He has taught at all levels of tertiary education, including undergraduate, honours and PhD levels. Notably, his extensive corporate and consulting experience has allowed him to apply the tools he has developed as an academic to the real-world - with significant success.
Tony was the Chief Economist of the Qantas Group for almost four years, and was General Manager of Economics at Qantas for three years prior to this. He developed the fuel and foreign exchange hedging framework that the airline continues to use, saving the airlines millions of dollars on financial instruments. After Qantas, Tony started his own consulting practise and has developed a reputation as the leading aviation and tourism economist in Australia. He is regularly interviewed on the topic of aviation and tourism by ABC 24 News, Sky News, Bloomberg, the free to air channels and radio stations. He has also worked as a private consultant to some of Australia's leading companies.
Virgin's war with Qantas pays off for travellers 15 Apr 2014
Australian Financial Review
The Australian Financial Review reports on the growing competition between Virgin and Qantas with customers receiving cheaper flights and more benefits. Professor Tony Webber is interviewed in the article.
Qantas change frequent flyer points 28 Mar 2014
Tony Webber is interviewed on the changes to Qantas Frequent Flyer program.
Associate Professor Tony Webber is quoted in the article on Qantas domestic services.
Calls to replace Qantas's CEO 11 Mar 2014
ABC News The Business
Thousands of employees and customers have signed an online petition to sack Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. Tony Webber is interviewed on the issue.
Ownership changes won't help Qantas, say bankers 05 Mar 2014
The Australian reports Qantas claims changes to foreign ownership legislation will not help in the short term. Associate Professor Webber is quoted in the article.
Recent Units Taught
2013: Semester 1,
Associate Professor Tony Webber from the University of Sydney Business School talks about possible solutions to the difficulties Qantas is currently facing.
Associate Professor Tony Webber discusses the drivers impacting airline fuel consumption.