Clinton Oster Jr.

Professor Emeritus, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Clinton V. Oster, Jr. is Professor Emeritus and former Associate Dean for Bloomington Programs at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University.  His research has centered on aviation safety, airline economics and competition policy, air traffic management and delays, aviation security, and policy analysis. He has taught graduate level courses on managerial economics, government regulation, policy analysis and public policy. Clinton has co-authored numerous articles and five books on various aspects of air transportation including Managing the Skies: Public Policy, Organization, and Financing of Air Navigation (Ashgate Publishing) and Why Airplanes Crash: Aviation Safety in a Changing World (Oxford University Press).

He has chaired and served on numerous National Academy of Sciences study committees on topics related to intercity passenger travel, aviation safety, air traffic control, and aviation security.  Clinton has served as president of the Transportation Research Forum, Research Director of the President’s Aviation Safety Commission and on Gubernatorial Transition Teams for two Indiana governors.  He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and as an expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice. He also works as a safety inspector and accident investigator for Indycar at the Indianapolis 500 and other races.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Princeton University, master’s degree in public affairs from Carnegie-Mellon University, and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Past Appearances

Knowledge@Wharton: January 28, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Rodney Ramcharan (Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California), Jay Finkelman (Professor & Department Chair, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Clinton Oster Jr. (Professor Emeritus, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University), Bill Schneider (Professor of Public Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University), Lisa Cook Ph.D. (Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity), Roger Clark (Founding Member and Managing Partner; Visiting Professor, The Clark Law Group; Rutgers Law School Camden), Eric Orts (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, Wharton), and Peter Cappelli (Professor of Management; Director of the Center for Human Resources; Author, The Wharton School) on the Monday, January 28, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Knowledge@Wharton: January 11, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Kristin Jankowski (Veternarian, Wilmington Animal Hospital), Craig Hedberg (Professer, University of Minnesota), Rebecca Smith (Reporter, The Wall Street Journal), Clinton Oster Jr. (Professor Emeritus, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University), Jeffrey Price (Professor; Owner, Leading Edge Strategies, Metropolitan State University of Denver), Marion Nestle (Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University), and Roger Clark (Founding Member and Managing Partner; Visiting Professor, The Clark Law Group; Rutgers Law School Camden) on the Friday, January 11, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

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Knowledge@Wharton: March 15, 2019 Episode Featured ImageKnowledge@Wharton: March 15, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Barry Strauss (Professor, Cornell), Paul Shattuck (Professor, Drexel University), Clinton Oster Jr. (Professor Emeritus, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University), Jonathan Handel (Of Counsel; Lecturer in Law, USC Gould School of Law and Southwestern Law School, TroyGould), John Strong (CSX Professor of Finance and Economics, College of William and Mary), Robert Meyer (Professor, Co-Director of Wharton’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania), and Peter Cappelli (Professor of Management; Director of the Center for Human Resources; Author, The Wharton School) on the Friday, March 15, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

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