School of Aviation

David Tan

Dr David Tan

David Tan

BCom (Hons), PhD (UNSW)


Room Number:  OMB 172
 UNSW Aviation, The University of NSW, Sydney NSW 2052

David joined the School of Aviation in December 2011. He specialises in aviation finance/economics and econometric methods for aviation research. Having completed his PhD in Banking and Finance at the University of New South Wales, David held a Lecturer in Finance position at the Australian National University for 3 years until expanding his research interests towards aviation. David is currently the Honours Program Convener.

Research Interests

  • Airline finance and economics, applied econometrics, statistical learning, asset pricing, and corporate finance

Teaching Responsibilities

  • AVIA1902 Airline Financial Analysis and Decision Support
  • AVIA5032 Quantitative Analysis for Aviation Research


ABDC: Australian Business Dean Council Journal Ranking
SJR: Scimago Journal Ranking
IF: Journal Impact Factor


  • Milunovich, G., S. Shi & D.T. Tan, 2018, “Bubble Detection and Sector Trading in Real Time”, Quantitative Finance, forthcoming. [ABDC: A, SJR: Q1, IF: 1.170]
  • Douglas, I. & D.T. Tan, 2017, “Global Airline Alliances and Profitability: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis”, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 103, pp. 432-443. [ABDC: A*, SJR: Q1, IF: 3.026]
  • Tan D.T., L. Chapple, & K.D. Walsh, 2017, “Corporate Fraud Culture: Re-Examining the Corporate Governance and Performance Relation”, Accounting and Finance, 57, 2, pp. 597-620. [ABDC: A, SJR: Q1, IF: 1.537]
  • Schultz, E.L., D.T. Tan, & K.D. Walsh, 2017, “Corporate Governance and the Probability of Default”, Accounting and Finance, 57, S1, pp. 235-253 [ABDC: A, SJR: Q1, IF: 1.537]
  • Chapple, L., V.J. Clout, & D.T. Tan, 2014, “Corporate Governance and Securities Class Actions”, Australian Journal of Management, 39, 4, pp. 525-547. [ABDC: A, SJR: Q1, IF: 1.150]
  • Humphrey, J.E. & D.T. Tan, 2014, “Does It Really Hurt to Be Responsible?”, Journal of Business Ethics, 122, 3, pp. 375-386. [ABDC: A, SJR: Q1, IF: 2.917]
  • Chapple, L. & D.T. Tan, 2012, “Corporate Fraud and Misconduct – Investigative and Regulatory Priorities”, New Zealand Business Law Quarterly, March. [ABDC: A]
  • Schultz, E.L., D.T. Tan, & K.D. Walsh, 2010, “Endogeneity and the Corporate Governance – Performance Relation”, Australian Journal of Management, 35, 2, pp. 145-163. [ABDC: A, SJR: Q1, IF: 1.150]
  • Walsh, K.D. & D.T. Tan, 2008, “Monetary Policy Surprises and the Australian Bank Bill Term Premium”, Australian Journal licy Surprises and the Australian Bank Bill Term Premium”, Australian Journal of Management, 33, 2, pp. 231-260. [ABDC: A, SJR: Q1, IF: 1.150]

Tourism Economics

  • Caponecchia, C. & D.T. Tan, 2018, “Exploring the Traveller Underinsurance Problem”, Annals of Tourism Research, forthcoming. [ABDC: A*, SJR: Q1, IF: 5.086]
  • Tsui, W.H.K., F. Balli, D.T. Tan, O. Lau & M. Hasan, 2018, “New Zealand Business Tourism: Exploring the Impact of Economic Policy Uncertainties”, Tourism Economics, forthcoming. [ABDC: A, SJR: Q1, IF: 0.942]
  • Koo, T., D.T. Tan & D.T. Duval, 2018, “The Effect of Levels of Air Service Availability on the Inbound Tourism Demand from Asia to Australia”, Airline Economics in Asia, Emerald Publishing. [Peer-Reviewed Book Chapter]

Air Transport Management

  • Tang, A., C.L. Wu, & D.T. Tan, 2018, “Quantification of WAFS Weather Forecast Uncertainties and Its Effect on Fuel Burn Using Historical Flight Data”, International Conference for Research in Air Transportation, forthcoming. [Peer-Reviewed Conference Paper]
  • Tan, D.T. & W.H.K. Tsui, 2017, “Investigating Causality in International Air Freight and Business Travel: The Case of Australia”, Urban Studies, 54, 5, pp. 1178-1193. [ABDC: A*, SJR: Q1, IF: 2.604]
  • Tsui, W.H.K., D.T. Tan, & S. Shi, 2017, “Impacts of Airport Traffic Volumes on House Prices of New Zealand’s Major Regions: A Panel Data Approach”, Urban Studies, 54, 12, pp. 2800-2817. [ABDC: A*, SJR: Q1, IF: 2.604]
  • Tan, D.T., T.R. Koo, D.T. Duval, & P.J. Forsyth, 2017, “A Method for Reducing Information Asymmetry in Destination-Airline Relationships”, Current Issues in Tourism, 20, 8, pp. 825-838. [ABDC: A, SJR: Q1, IF: 3.462]
  • Duval, D., T. Koo, & D.T. Tan, 2013, “Air Transport Capacity and Tourism Demand Interaction: A Vector Error Correction Model Approach”, Journal of Air Transport Management, 28, May, pp. 14-19. [ABDC: B, SJR: Q1, IF: 2.038]