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Tony Webber

Tony Webber

B.Ec. (Hons); PhD
Associate Professor

Rm 4229
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 9103


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.

Newsroom articles

  • Tony Webber on 2GB Sydney 19 Apr 2016

    2GB Sydney

    Professor Tony Webber was interviewed on 2GB Sydney about the fall in Qantas shares.

  • Tony Webber on 702 ABC Sydney 24 Feb 2016

    702 ABC Sydney

    702 ABC Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Tony Webber about Qantas doubling its first-half profits.

  • Tony Webber on ABC News Radio 14 Dec 2015

    ABC News Radio

    ABC News Radio interviewed Associate Professor Tony Webber about a partnership between Woolworths and Qantas, with Woolworths set to scrap their new loyalty card scheme.

  • Airline and bank loyalty programs under a cloud 18 Nov 2015

    ABC News

    Associate Professor Tony Webber was interviewed on ABC News about Qantas' earnings from its loyalty program over a five year period.

  • Overseas visitors on increase 03 Nov 2015

    The Australian

    Associate Professor Tony Webber was interviewed by the Australian about the growth in Australia’s tourism industry.

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Associate Professor Tony Webber from the University of Sydney Business School talks about possible solutions to the difficulties Qantas is currently facing.

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Associate Professor Tony Webber discusses the drivers impacting airline fuel consumption.

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