Chunyan Yu

Management, Marketing and Operations Department
College of Business

Areas of Expertise

  • Performance Measurement and Benchmarking of Transportation Infrastructures and operations, including airports, container ports, airlines, railways.
  • Impact studies of liberalizing transport regulation: regional, domestic and international
  • Demand Analysis and Forecasting
  • economics of transportation and logistics industries;
  • Transport infrastructure ownership forms, and pricing, cost recovery issues
Chunyan Yu

Dr. Chunyan Yu is a professor of Air Transport Management.  Her expertise is in economics of transportation and logistics industries; performance measurement and benchmarking of transportation and supply chain infrastructure; regulatory policy analysis; demand analysis and forecasting; measurement and analysis of productivity and efficiency; applied statistics and econometrics. She has more than twenty five years experience in teaching, research, consulting on these areas in Canada, US, Asia, and Europe.

She has published numerous books and academic articles in international journals such as: Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Transportation Research B, Journal of Air Transport Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Urban Economics, Transport Policy, European Journal of Operational Research, etc.  She has co-authored a number of research reports for government agencies and commissions in Canada, Asia, and Europe.

Yu is the research director for the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS)’s Global Airports Performance Benchmarking Task Force. The ATRS global airport benchmarking project measures and compares the performance of several important aspects of airport operation, covering over 200 airports in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania, and publishes an annual report (  

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration: Transportation, University of British Columbia
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Business Administration, University of British Columbia

BA 310  Airport Management

BA 327  Airline/Airport Operations

BA 645  Airport Operations and Management

BA 650  Airline/Airport Relations

BA 850 Research Seminar in Airport Management

BA 523 Advanced Aviation Economics

EC 420 Economics of Air Transportation

2014 -       Professor, College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

2017:        Lady Davis Fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2017:        Visiting Professor, College of Business Administration, Inha University, S. Korea

2009-2014  Associate Professor, College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

2000- 2009 Instructor, Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia

Air Transport Research Society

World Conference on Transport Research Society

American Association of Airport Executives

Florida Airport Council

Topical Issues Editor, Transport Policy