PhD Leeds MSc TU Berlin/NHH Bergen
Senior Lecturer in Aviation Management
C13 - St James Campus
The University of Sydney
NSW Australia 2006
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Dr Rico Merkert is Senior Lecturer in Aviation Management at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at The University of Sydney, Australia. Rico is Deputy Chair of the ITLS Graduate Program Committee, Associate Editor of the Journal of Air Transport Management (JATM), a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and an appointed member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing Committee on Light Commercial and General Aviation. Whilst being a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) at the University of Leeds he undertook and received a PhD in rail transport economics. His PhD and also more recent studies were heavily influenced by a research visit at Hass Business School and various meetings with Nobel Prize winner Professor Oliver Williamson. Rico has taught at various high profile institutions including Cranfield University, where he was a Lecturer in Air Transport Economics and Management and Head of the Centre for Air Transport in Remoter Regions, before joining ITLS/The University of Sydney Business School in March 2012. He has been involved in a number of projects on benchmarking, transport economics, policy and management (including strategy, organisation and finance) for a range of clients such as the European Commission, ORR, DFT and a number of major airlines. Rico has worked in the automotive industry, and has researched both the aviation and the rail transport sector for more than ten years. Most of his recent projects focused on the efficient management of airlines, the management of various elements of the aviation value chain as well as benchmarking and cost efficiency analysis of airlines and airports.
Qantas disadvantaged 26 Nov 2013
Senior Lecturer Rico Merkert was interviewed on SBS Radio about Qantas, Lufthansa and the competitive environment of international airlines.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says building a high speed rail project from Brisbane to Melbourne would cost less than the Coalition's paid parental leave scheme.
Qantas profit boosted by Emirates alliance 29 Aug 2013
Emirates passengers on the Australian carrier grow as it declares a profit after a year in the red
The announcement by prime minister Kevin Rudd and minister for transport Anthony Albanese on high-speed rail suggests both men at least want to maintain the momentum of the debate on the project, writes Dr Rico Merkert from the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.
Dr Rico Merkert, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, published an article in the Conversation about the high speed rail line proposed by the government.