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Xiaowen Fu

BappEc BCompSc SJTU MInfoMgmt Nangyang Tech PhD BrCol
Honorary Professor of Aviation and Maritime Management

Xiaowen is a Professor of Engineering Management in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained his PhD degree from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia in Canada. His main research area is transport economics which covers issues such as competition policy and government regulation, efficiency benchmarking, transport demand modelling and industrial organization. He has been the guest editor of 5 journal special issues, is on the editorial boards of three journals including Transportation Research – Part B, Part E, and is an editor of the journal of Transport Policy, associate editor of the book series “Advances in Airlines Economics”.

Professor Fu has provided advisory and economic modeling services to organizations such as the Boeing Commercial Aircraft, New Zealand Commerce Commission, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Government of British Columbia in Canada, Australian Competition Tribunal, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, Hong Kong Transport and Housing Bureau, Japan Rail (East), and OECD. He is the Vice President (Research) of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), Vice President (Research) of the Institute for Aviation (UK), founding chair of the Maritime Economy and Policy stream of the World Transport Convention.

Dr. Xiaowen Fu’s main research area is transport economics, particularly on issues related to the industries of aviation, maritime and high-speed rail. He has conducted studies on issues such as competition policy and government regulation, efficiency benchmarking, transport demand modelling and industrial organization. In particular, his recent studies have been carried out on maritime emission control, airport slot allocation, competition between airports and ports, the liberalization of international aviation market, and capacity choices for airports and ports.

Recent Units Taught

  • ITLS6401 Airport Management

  • ITLS6403 Cases in Global Transport and Logistics

  • ITLS6501 Infrastructure Financing