School of Aviation

Paul Hooper

Dr Paul Hooper

Dr Paul Hooper

BEc (UQ), M Trans Ec (UTas), PhD (USyd)

Casual Academic

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 UNSW Aviation, The University of NSW, Sydney NSW 2052

Paul is the Advisor on Aviation Economics and Regulation at the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, the responsible entity in Abu Dhabi for testing the financial fitness of airlines, oversight of pricing and competitive practices, consumer protection, benchmarking aviation sector performance, statistical analysis and forecasting, environmental protection and on-going initiatives with industry partners. Paul spent five years with ICAO dealing with a wide variety of matters ranging from economics of airports and air navigation services, economic liberalization of international air transport, facilitation and aviation security, particularly in ICAO's Asia and Pacific Region. Paul also held senior academic appointments at the University of Sydney and the National University of Singapore and he has published on a wide variety of topics including private financing of infrastructure, air transport economics and management, and aviation regulation and policy. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Air Transport Management.

In 2013, Paul was invited to moderate a session of the pre-conference symposium at the ICAO Sixth Global Air Transport Conference (ATConf/6). ICAO has appealed to delegates from its 191 Contracting States to take advantage of this "historic opportunity to modernize the global regulatory regime for the efficient and sustainable development of international air transport". The symposium, which is open to the public, is an important part of the preparations for this formal ICAO meeting. Paul was asked to moderate the final session of discussions at the symposium which aims to build a consensus on the best way forward. Paul has been an active member of the organising committee of the symposium on behalf of the Air Transport Research Society.

Teaching Responsibilities

AVIA5035 - Airport Economics, Management & Policy