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Prof. Xiaowen Fu
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Prof. Xiaowen Fu 符嘯文

Professor and Head of Department


Brief Biosketch

Dr. Xiaowen Fu is a Professor of Engineering Management in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received a BSc Degree in Applied Economics and a BSc Degree in Computer Science from the Shanghai Jiaotong University, China; a MBs Degree in Information Management from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; a PhD degree in the cross fields of Transport and Logistics + Business Strategy and Policy from the Sauder School of Business, the University of British Columbia in Canada. Prior to joining ISE, he worked as faculty members in the University of Sydney Business School, the University of Sydney, and Faculty of Business, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His main research area is transport and logistics studies which covers issues such as competition policy and government regulation, efficiency benchmarking, transport demand modelling and industrial organization. He has been the principal investigator of more than 20 research grants, the guest editor of 6 journal special issues, is currently on the editorial board of Transportation Research – Part E, and is an editor of the journal of Transport Policy, associate editor of the book series “Advances in Airlines Economics”.


Professor Fu has provided advisory and economic modeling services to organizations such as the Boeing Commercial Aircraft, New Zealand Commerce Commission, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Government of British Columbia in Canada, Australian Competition Tribunal, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, Hong Kong Transport and Housing Bureau, Japan Rail (East), and OECD. He is the Vice President (Research) of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), Vice President (Research) of the Institute for Aviation (UK), founding chair of the Maritime Economy and Policy stream of the World Transport Convention, Director of the Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and an honorary professor of the University of Sydney Business School.


Teaching and Research Specialties

Transport and logistics; Transport economics and policy; Industrial Organization


Recent publications

  • Sheng D., Li Z.C., Fu, X. (2019), Modeling the effects of airline slot hoarding behavior under the grandfather rights with use-it-or-lose-it rule, Transportation Research Part E, forthcoming.
  • Yan J, Fu X, Oum T, and Wang K (2019) Airline horizontal mergers and productivity: Empirical evidence from a quasi-natural experiment in China International Journal of Industrial Organization, In Press.
  • Zhu, S., Fu, X., Ng, A, Luo, M., Ge, Y. (2018) The Environmental Costs and Economic Implications of Container Shipping on the Northern Sea Route, Maritime Policy & Management, 45(4), 456-477.
  • Dai L, Fu X, Yip TL, Hu H and Wang K (2018) Emission charge and liner shipping network configuration - an economic investigation of the Asia-Europe route, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 110, 291-305.
  • Lau, Y.Y., Tam, K., Ng, A.K.Y., Fu, X., Zhang, J., Feng, J.J. (2018), Effects of the “Belt and Road” initiative on the wine import logistics of China, Maritime Policy & Management, 45(3), 403-417.
  • Homsombat W., Ng. A. and Fu X. (2018), Regional transformation and port cluster competition: The case of the pearl river delta in South China, Growth and Change, 47(3), 349-62.
  • Zhang, Y., Sampaio, B., Fu, X., Huang, Z., (2018). Pricing Dynamics between Airline Groups with Dual-brand Services - The case of the Australian domestic market. Transportation Research – Part A, 112, 46-59.
  • Gong Q, Wang K, Fan X, Fu, X. and Xiao Y (2018) International trade drivers and freight network analysis - The case of the Chinese air cargo sector, Journal of Transport Geography, Journal of Transport Geography 71. 253–262.
  • Tu, N., Adiputranto, D., Fu, X., Li, Z.C., (2018). Shipping network design in a growth market: The case of Indonesia, Transportation Research Part E 117, 108-125.
  • Zhuang, W., Chen, J., Fu, X. (2017) Joint dynamic pricing and capacity control for hotels/rentals with advanced demand information, OR Letters, 45(5), 397-402.
  • Zheng S., Ge Y.E., Fu, X., Nie, Y., Xie, C. (2017) Modeling collusion-proof port emission regulation of cargo-handling activities under incomplete information, Transportation Research - Part B, 104, 543-67.
  • Zhang Y., Wang K., Fu X. (2017) Air Transport Services in Regional Australia – Demand pattern, frequency choice and airport entry, Transportation Research – Part A, vol.103, 472-89.
  • Lau Y.Y., Ducruet C., Ng A., Fu X. (2017) Across the Waves: A Bibliometric Analysis of Container Shipping Research,  Maritime Policy & Management, 44(6), 667-684.
  • Wang K., Tsui, K.W.H., Liang L. and Fu X*. (2017) Entry patterns of low-cost carriers in Hong Kong and implications to the regional market, Journal of Air Transport Management, 64(B), 101-112.
  • Sheng, D., Li, Z.C., Fu, X. and Gillen, D. (2017), Modeling the effects of unilateral emission regulation under shipping company and port competition, Transportation Research - Part E, 101, 99–114.
  • Xiao Y., Fu X., Oum T.H. and Yan J. (2017). Airport capacity investments with real options, Transportation Research - Part B. 100, 93–114

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