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Assoc Prof Shane Zhang

Assoc Prof Shane Zhang
Name Shane Zhang
Position Associate Professor (Economics)
Section School of Business
Office T336
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2640
Extension 2640
Qualifications PhD UniSA
Languages Chinese (accredited translator)

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Applied Economics ( 140200 )
  • Air Transportation and Freight Services ( 150701 )
  • Air Transportation And Freight Services ( 350901 )
  • Applied Economics ( 380100 )

Research interests
Aviation and transport economics; Industrial economics and Industrial organisation; Transport logistics.

I am available to supervise research students (Masters and PhD) and host visiting scholars in these areas.

Industry affiliations
A member of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), and the Chinese Economics Society of Australia (CESA).

Currently teaching courses/programs
ECO 1000 Economics
ECO 2000 Macro-economy and Business
ECO 2001 Business Economics
ECO 2100 Aviation Economics
ECO 5000 Economics for Managers

Previously taught
Personnel Economics

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
16 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Discipline Coordinator of Economics/Politics

Research most recent
MA, W., Zhang, A., Zhang, Y., Xu, S. 2021. The growing influence of low-cost carriers in Northeast Asia and its implications for a regional single aviation market. Journal of Air Transport Management. 91, 101994.

Tisdall, L., Zhang, Y., & Zhang, A. (2020). Development challenges facing general aviation airports: A case study of Archerfield Airport, Queensland, Australia. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 8(4), 1458-1467.

Tisdall, L. and Zhang, Y. 2020. Preparing for ‘COVID-27’: Lessons in management focus – An Australian general aviation perspective. Journal of Air transport Management. 89, 101922.

Ma, W., Wang, Q., Yang, H., and Zhang, Y. 2020. Evaluating the price effects of two types of Chinese airline mergers. Transportation Research Part E, 141, 102030.

Zhang, Y. Zhang. A. Wang. J. 2020 Exploring the roles of high-speed train, air and coach services in the spread of COVID-19 in China. Transport Policy, 94, 34-42.

Ma, W., Wang, Q., Yang, H., Zhang, G. and Zhang, Y. 2020. Understanding airline price dispersion in the presence of high-speed rail. Transport Policy, 95, 93-102.

Yang, H., Ma, W., Wang, Q., Wang, K., Zhang, Y. 2020. Welfare implications for air passengers in the era of high-speed rail in China. Transport Policy, in press.

Oredegbe, A and Zhang, Y. 2020. Telecommunications industry efficiency: A comparative analysis of high and middle income countries. Telecommunications Policy, 44(5), 101958.

Wu, C., Liao, M. Zhang, Y., Luo, M., Zhang, G. 2020. Network development of low-cost carriers in China’s domestic market. Journal of Transport Geography, 84, I102670.

Babagolzadeh, M., Shrestha, A., Abbasi, B., Zhang, Y., Woodhead, A., Zhang, A. 2020. Sustainable cold supply chain management under demand uncertainty and carbon tax regulation Transportation Research Part D, 80, 102245.

Ma, W., Wang, Q., Yang, H., and Zhang, Y. 2020. Is multimarket contact an antitrust concern: a case of China's airline market. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 132, 515-526.

Zhang, Q., Wang, Q., Yang, H. Zhang, A., Zhang, Y. 2020. Impact of high-speed rail on market concentration and Lerner index in China's airline market. Journal of Air Transport Management, 83, 101755.

Yu, H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, A., Wang, K., Cui, Q. 2019. A comparative study of airline efficiency in China and India: A dynamic network DEA approach, Research in Transportation Economics, 76, 100746.

Zhu, Z., Zhang, A., Zhang, Y. 2019. Measuring multi-modal connections and connectivity radiations of transport infrastructure in China. Transportmetrica A, 15(2), 1762-1790.

Ma, W., Wang, Q., Yang, H., and Zhang, Y. 2019. An analysis of price wars in Australia’s domestic airline market. Transport Policy, 81, 163-172.

Zhu, Z., Zhang, A., zhang, Y., Huang, Z., and Xu, S. 2019. Measuring air connectivity between China and Australia. Journal of Transport Geography, 74, 359-370.

Hu, Q., Zhang, A., Zhang, Y.2019. Why are regional jets less used in emerging economies? A real options valuation approach and policy implications. Transport Policy, 79, 125-136.

Ma, W., Wang, Q., Yang, H., Zhang, A., and Zhang, Y. 2019. Effects of Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail on air travel: Passenger types, airline groups and tacit collusion. Research in Transportation Economics, 74, 64-76.

Publications in ePrints

Zhang, Yahua ORCID: and Zhang, Anming (2021) A review of connectivity utility models and their applications. In: Air transport and regional developent methodologies. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), London; New York, pp. 26-44. ISBN 9780367076498

Zhang, Anming and Zhang, YahuaORCID: and Huang, Zhibin (2021) Airline economics. In: International encyclopedia of transportation, Vol. 1. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 392-396. ISBN 9780081026717

Zhang, Yahua (Shane) ORCID: and Zhang, Chrystal and Yarde, Kareem (2021) Characteristics of China’s air transport industry. In: China’s trade policy on international air transport: policy goals, driving forces, and impact. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), London, United Kingdom, pp. 24-52.

Ma, Wenliang and Zhang, YahuaORCID: and Cui, Jinhua (2021) Chinese future frequent flyers’ willingness to pay for carbon emissions reduction. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 97:102935. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1361-9209

Tisdall, Lucas and Zhang, YahuaORCID: and Zhang, Anming (2021) COVID-19 impacts on general aviation – comparative experiences, governmental responses and policy imperatives. Transport Policy, 110. pp. 273-280. ISSN 0967-070X

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Air Transportation and Freight Services ( 150701 )
  • Air Transportation And Freight Services ( 350901 )
  • Applied Economics ( 380100 )