Transportation

The Brattle Group advises transport companies and operators, international governments, and regulatory agencies on restructuring, regulatory reform, public policy, and strategy.

We provide economic analysis and expert testimony in major litigation matters in the aerospace, aviation, auto, railroad, postal, and shipping industries.

Our staff includes professionals with backgrounds in economics, applied econometrics, financial analysis, public policy assessment, and market research. They have published widely on subjects ranging from demand forecasting techniques to finance and marketing, and has presented papers at international transportation conferences in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

Areas of Expertise

Principals
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Principal
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Dr. Buckberg provides consulting services and testimony in litigation and regulatory disputes in finance, complex commercial litigation, and bankruptcy and advises parties in public-private partnerships for infrastructure investment. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
Dr. Lo Passo specializes in the application of regulatory economic principles to energy, transportation, telecommunications, and other industries in Italy and throughout the world. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
+1.415.217.1000
Professor McFadden is the Presidential Professor of Health Economics at the University of Southern California, where he has joint appointments at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics at USC Dornsife College. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
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Dr. Neels has more than 30 years of research and consulting experience in all aspects of the transportation sector. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
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Dr. Reitzes, a former Federal Trade Commission economist, specializes in antitrust and regulatory economics. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Principal Emeritus
Principal Emeritus
Dr. Reynolds is widely known for his empirical and theoretical analyses of antitrust, regulatory, and financial issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal Emeritus
Dr. Tye is an expert in economic analysis and public policy and specializes in regulatory and antitrust issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisors
Academic Advisor
Dr. Green is the Director of the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
Dr. Kahn is a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Public Policy. His research focuses on environmental, urban, and energy economics. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
Dr. Sue Wing is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at Boston University. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Senior Associates
Fantini
Senior Associate
+39.06.48.888.10
Ms. Fantini has more than 10 years of experience in the energy sector, particularly in the natural gas and electricity industries. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Senior Associate
+1.202.955.5050
Dr. Powers has expertise in industrial organization and energy economics. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Article
February 22, 2017
Published in Bloomberg Government

Elaine Buckberg poses some critical questions to help assess whether the Trump tax credits will leave a legacy of economically important projects or subsidize private investments with little public benefit.

Report
Warranted Surveillance? Evaluating the Economic Case for Space-Based ADS-B
January 2017
Dorothy Robyn and Kevin Neels
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
July 11, 2016
Prepared for Growth Energy
Brochure
Global Transportation Expertise
November 2015
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
A Review of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Draft Regulatory Impact Analysis
November 14, 2014
Prepared for The Railway Supply Institute, Committee on Tank Cars
Article
The Economic Cost of Airline Flight Delay
January 2013
Nathan Barczi, Everett B. Peterson, Kevin Neels, and Thea Graham
Published in Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Volume 47, No. 1
Report
Competitive Effects of Exchanges or Sales of Airport Landing Slots
December 2011
James D. Reitzes, Brendan McVeigh, Nicholas E. Powers, and Samuel Moy
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Reforming the Air Traffic Control System to Promote Efficiency and Reduce Delays
October 29, 2007
Dorothy Robyn
Prepared for the Council of Economic Advisers
Report
The Impact on the U.S. Economy of Lifting Restrictions on Travel to Cuba
July 15, 2002
James D. Reitzes, Dorothy Robyn, and Bryan Church
Prepared for the Center for International Policy