Peter Morrell graduated in economics from Cambridge University and subsequently gained a Masters in air transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked on NASA sponsored research into airline forecasting and profitability. He has a doctorate in airline capital productivity from Cranfield University. He initially worked with merchant bank, Lazard Brothers, in the City, before joining the Association of European Airlines in Brussels as an economist in 1971. He worked as an air transport consultant from 1978 to 1991, when he joined Cranfield’s Department of Air Transport. He is a former head of the Department of Air Transport at the College of Aeronautics at Cranfield University, where he has a chair in air transport economics and finance. He is the Department’s Director of Research, is the European Editor for the Journal of Air Transport Management, and on the editorial board of Tourism Economics.. He has been involved in numerous airline and airport projects worldwide. Airline consultancy has included work for British Airways, British Midland, Qantas, LOT Polish Airlines, SAS, Air One, Royal Nepal Airlines and a number of African and Caribbean airlines. Airport projects have been as far afield as Argentina and Mongolia, and included Hannover, Berlin, Luton and Barcelona in Europe. He also directed a number of major studies for the European Commission. Specialties: Aviation consultancy, especially forecasting and planning. Lecturing, conference presentations. Referee for academic journal papers. Author.