Kenneth Button

Kenneth Button is a Professor of Public Policy at the George Mason School of Public Policy and a world-renowned expert on transportation policy. He has published, or has in press, some 80 books and over 400 academic papers in the field of transport economics, transport planning, environmental analysis and industrial organization.

Before coming to the School of Public Policy, Professor Button was an advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development where he headed up the OECD work on International Aviation (which produced The Future of International Air Transport Policy: Responding to Global Change).

Professor Button is editor of the leading international academic journals Transportation Research D: Transport and the Environment and of the Journal of Air Transport Management and is on the editorial boards of nine other journals. He is on the scientific committee of the World Conference on Transport Research and the Advisory Board of the Air Transport Research Group.


email: kbutton(at)
website: School of Public Policy, George Mason University

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School of Public Policy
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Arlington, Virginia 22201

Airneth columns

Kenneth Button   08.03.2011 The Economics of Air Transport Security: Do we Complain too Much About Waiting to be scanned at Airports

Airneth column by Kenneth Button>>

  12.04.2007 1st Airneth Annual Conference: Optimal use of scarce airport capacity

If shortages in airport capacity are here to stay, how can we use existing and future airport capacities most efficiently and effectively?>>