Robert J. Windle


Logistics, Business & Public Policy
3409 Van Munching Hall
(301) 405-2187
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Research Interests

Predatory pricing practices in the airline industry, hub and spoke systems, interstate highway system.

Professor Windle joined the faculty in 1988 after working for six years at a private economic consulting firm. His area of specialization is applied transportation and public utility economics with a particular emphasis on the airline industry. His research focuses on public policy issues such as the threat of predatory pricing practices in the airline industry, the impact of hub and spoke systems on competition at hub airports, and the potential impact of opening the interstate highway system to economic development. Professor Windle has published over 25 articles in leading academic journals and is a member of the American Economic Association and the Transportation Research Forum. He has consulted for various private and public agencies including the Maryland Aviation Administration, the World Travel and Tourism Council, and the Greater Washington Board of Trade.