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Clinton V. Oster Jr.

Professor Emeritus

oster@indiana.edu
(406) 295-5016
361 Red Band Rd., Troy, Montana, 59935


Education
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1978
M.S., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1973
B.S.E., Princeton University, 1969

Professional Experience

  • Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1988 - 2011
  • Associate Dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 1989-1992, 2005-2008
  • Adjunct Professor of Business, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
  • Associate Director, The Highway and Transportation Management Institute, 1988-1992
  • Director, Transportation Research Center, 1985-1989
  • Associate Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, 1982-1985
  • Associate Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1984 - 1988
  • Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1979 - 1984

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Graduate Teaching Award, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2011
  • Transportation Research Forum, Outstanding Paper Award, 1987
  • Logistics and Transportation Review, Outstanding Paper Award, 1986
  • B.S.E. awarded with honors
  • M.S. awarded with distinction
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Alpha Alpha
  • Graduate Fellowship, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Graduate Fellowship, Harvard University
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award, Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association

Professional Interests
Aviation safety, air traffic management, energy policy, airline economics and competition policy, aviation infrastructure, environmental and natural resource policy, government regulation, and business-government relations

Current Projects
Dr. Clinton V. Oster Jr. is an expert in transportation policy, transportation safety, energy policy, environmental policy, and economic development. He co-authored "Analyzing Aviation Safety: Problems, Challenges, and Opportunities" with John Strong and Kurt Zorn and "Analyzing Road Safety in the United States," with John Strong, both in Research in Transportation Economics. He also co-authored "Chapter 5 -- Transportation," in Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment.

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • Henry G. Schwartz, Michael Meyer, Cynthia J. Burbank, Michael Kuby, Clinton Oster, John Posey, Edmond J Russo, and Arthur Rypinski, Chapter 5 -- Transportation in Melillo, Jerry M., Terese Richmond, and Gary W. Yohe (eds.) Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2014.
  • Clinton V. Oster, Jr., John S. Strong, and C. Kurt Zorn, "Analyzing Aviation Safety: Problems, Challenges, and Opportunities, Research in Transportation Economics, Volume 43, pages 148-164, July 2013.
  • Clinton V. Oster, Jr. and John S. Strong, "Analyzing Road Safety in the United States," Research in Transportation Economics, Volume 43, pages 98-111, July 2013.