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EAC Research Day

The German Aviation Research Society (GARS) in collaboration with the European Aviation Conference Institute and the University of Luxembourg are pleased to invite academics, aviation practitioners, policy makers and other stakeholders to submit contributions for the

EAC Research Day

1st December 2023, Luxembourg

The EAC Research Day (formerly known as Aviation Management and Economics Conference - AMEC)  serves as a platform for diverse, high quality research in air transport economics, transportation management and fields related fields in the context of aviation. The EAC Research Day builds on the ATARD network and tries to encourage research in air transport and regional development. Active participation in the EAC Research Day is open to all researchers and practitioners.  

As AMEC closely aligns the theme and scope with the European Aviation Conference (EAC), AMEC features two separate submissions streams. The first general stream is open for all aviation management / economics topics, including, but not limited to:

  • The impact of air transport on regional development

  • Air transport and tourism

  • Aviation impacts on climate change, noise and local air quality and suitable policy instruments to limit the impact of aviation

  • Economic regulation of value chain elements of aviation (e.g. airports, air traffic management


The second stream is dedicated to contributions related to Covid-19 impacts on the aviation system:

  • How have the events of the past three years impacted the aviation industry?

  • How should governments rethink their aviation policy in a post-crisis world?

  • Should airports be allowed to recover financial losses of the pandemic? 

  • Airports - capacity, charges, competition, regulation after pandemic

  • Air Traffic Control - An enabler for recovery?

  • Has the pandemic accelerated or slowed down the way to a sustainable aviation system?


With this stream, AMEC is linked to this year’s topic of the European Aviation Conference. Papers of EAC and AMEC 2021 will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Air Transport Management (JATM) and the organizers plan to invite papers from the Covid-19 session stream of AMEC 2022 for a special journal issue of JATM again.


9:00: Welcome: AMEC management, Jens Hujer and Hans-Martin Niemeier

9:15: Keynote: Jody Kositsky, InterVISTAS.

Title: The State of the Aviation Industry: Recovery, Delays, and the Future Flight Path

Abstract: In this keynote, Jody Kositsky will cover the general state of the industry, globally and regionally. She will provide an overview of capacity return, where demand and capacity are still lacking, what has happened with airlines and fares, and some of the macro impacts that are driving the current recovery path.

Session chaired by Benny Mantin

10:00: Coffee break

10:30: Parallel Session: Airlines; Sustainability I


12:10: Lunch


13:40: Parallel Session: Sustainability II; Airports I; COVID

14:55: Coffee break


15:25 Parallel Session: Airports II; Emerging Topics; Cargo

16:40: Keynote: Kenneth Button, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

The role of behavioral economics in formulating aviation policy

Recent years have seen an upsurge in interest in behavioral economics. Its application to aviation issues has, however, been very limited. What we have seen instead has largely been a continuation of use of engineering based, neo-classical economics, its assumptions of marginal, optimizing, full information, rational behavior in the context of full information. Here we look at what we have learned to date from the adoption of behavioral analysis in both the ways airlines operate and the policies governments have (although not always knowingly) been adopted. It also considers the potential relevance to air transportation of behavioral-economics-based analysis in other sectors.

Session chaired by Benny Mantin, University of Luxembourg

17:25: Concluding notes: Conference summary & The way forward. Andreas Papatheodorou and Benny Mantin

17:45: End

18:00: EAC get together

The conference program is also available here for download.


Registration for AMEC will be through the EAC ticketing platform: Participants are highly encouraged to book the AMEC and EAC Conference package!


The Organiser reserves the right to make changes, where deemed necessary, with or without prior notice to parties concerned. By registering to the Conference, you automatically agree to the Terms & Conditions to use all registration data given in this form for computerised handling of the conference and conference news.

Impressions of AMEC 2019:

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