Dr. Sven Buyle (°1993, Antwerp, Belgium) graduated in 2016 as a business engineer (supply chain engineering) at the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics. His research interests are situated in the field of air transport and airspace economics and management. In September 2020, Sven obtained his PhD in applied economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Antwerp. His doctoral research applies industrial economics on the European air navigation service sector by using stochastic frontier analysis to assess economies of scale, cost complementarities and the impact of different business models and merger scenarios on cost efficiency.
Sven is currently further developing the research line on aviation economics at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics (TPR) as doctor assistant. Since September 2020, Sven is teaching courses on air transport as well as transport modelling. Sven supported the organization of the 21st ATRS World Conference, which was hosted by the department in July 2017 in association with C-MAT (Centre for Maritime & Air Transport management), and has been involved in the organization of the department's annual Air transport colloquium since 2018.