Portrait of Dr Eric Tchouamou  Njoya Dr Eric Tchouamou Njoya

e.njoya@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471889


Position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing
Qualifications: BA(Hons), MA, PhD

Eric joined the University of Huddersfield in May 2015 as Lecturer in Air Transport Economics and Management. Prior to this he had worked at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, in the Faculty of Economics, for a number of years where he held a variety of posts. These include Research Assistant (2010-2012) and Lecturer (2013-2014). Eric has also worked as a Research Associate at the South and East European Development Center of the University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.

Research and Scholarship

Current research areas include:

  • Economic impacts of aviation on regional development
  • Economic impacts of tourism on poverty relief in developing countries
  • Applying and developing models to analyse questions relevant to air transport in Africa

Recent works have involved using computable general equilibrium models to assess the economic and distributional impacts of air transport liberalization and tourism as well as using cost benefit analysis to evaluate investments in airport infrastructure.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Tchouamou Njoya, E. and Warnock-Smith, D. (2018) ‘Liberalisation developments in key selected emerging markets’. In: The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management. : Routledge. pp. 108-121. ISBN 9781138641372

Gajewska, A. and Tchouamou Njoya, E. (2018) ‘eFreight – Prospects and Challenges of the Digitalisation of the Air Cargo Supply Chain’. In: E-Business and Supply Chain Integration: Strategies and Case Studies from Industry. : Kogan Page. . ISBN 9780749478452

Adler, N., Tchouamou Njoya, E. and Volta, N. (2018) ‘The multi-airline p-hub median problem applied to the African aviation marketTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice , 107, pp. 187-202. ISSN 0965-8564

Gajewska, A. and Tchouamou Njoya, E. (2018) ‘eFreight – Prospects and Challenges of the Digitalisation of the Air Cargo Supply Chain’. In: E-Business and Supply Chain Integration: Strategies and Case Studies from Industry. : Kogan Page. pp. 200-219. ISBN 9780749478452


Nikitas, A., Kougias, I., Alyavina, E. and Tchouamou Njoya, E. (2017) ‘How Can Autonomous and Connected Vehicles, Electromobility, BRT, Hyperloop, Shared Use Mobility and Mobility-As-A-Service Shape Transport Futures for the Context of Smart Cities?Urban Science , 1 (4). ISSN 2413-8851

Warnock-Smith, D. and Tchouamou Njoya, E. (2017) ‘The Development of Air Service Agreements in Africa’. In: The Economics and Political Economy of African Air Transport. Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge. pp. 61-79. ISBN 9781138203600

Nikitas, A., Njoya, E. and Dani, S. (2017) ‘Examining the Myths Around Autonomous Cars: What Does the Future Hold?’. In: 4th Smart Urban Policy Futures Workshop, 13-14 July, 2017, Greenwich University, London

Tchouamou Njoya, E. and Seetaram, N. (2017) ‘Tourism Contribution to Poverty Alleviation in Kenya: A Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium AnalysisJournal of Travel Research . ISSN 0047-2875


Elliott, C., Al-Tabbaa, O., Semeyutin, A. and Tchouamou Njoya, E. (2016) An Economic and Social Evaluation of the UK Subsea Cables Industry European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA)

Tchouamou Njoya, E. and Christidis, P. (2016) ‘An analysis of the potential impacts of further liberalisation of the EU-African aviation market’. In: Konferenz Verkehrsökonomik und -politik, 2-3 June 2016, Berlin

Njoya, E (2016) ‘Africa’s single aviation market: The progress so farJournal of Transport Geography , 50, pp. 4-11. ISSN 0966-6923

Tchouamou Njoya, E (2016) ‘Africa’s single aviation market: The progress so farJournal of Transport Geography , 50, pp. 4-11. ISSN 0966-6923


Huderek-Glapska, S., Inchausti-Sintes, F. and Tchouamou Njoya, E. (2015) ‘Modelling the Impact of Air Transport on the Economy - Practices, Problems and ProspectsLogForum , 12 (1), pp. 47-61. ISSN 1734-459X

Tchouamou Njoya, E (2015) ‘Growth and distributive effects of transport infrastructure investments in Kenya’. In: ITD Annual Report 2015/16. Bremen: Hochschule Bremen. pp. 34-38.


Tchouamou Njoya, E (2013) ‘Tourism Shocks, Income Distribution and Poverty: A Social Accounting Matrix Approach for Kenya’. In: G.A.R.S. Aviation Student Research Workshop, 20-22nd June 2013, Amsterdam University


Tchouamou Njoya, E (2012) ‘The economic impact of inbound tourism in Kenya: A CGE analysis’. In: EcoMod2012, 4th - 6th July 2012, University Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain , pp. 0-22


Tchouamou Njoya, E. and Niemeier, H. (2011) ‘Do dedicated low-cost passenger terminals create competitive advantages for airports?Research in Transportation Business & Management , 1 (1), pp. 55-61. ISSN 2210-5395

Frohlich, K., Muller, J., Nemeth, A., Niemeier, H., Tchouamou Njoya, E. and Paskin, R. (2011) ‘The Disaggregated Organisation of Air Transport: Problems for Competition and Regulation’. In: Workshop on Research in Air Transport and Other Network Industries, German Aviation Research Society (GARS), 19th - 21st May 2011, Bremen, Germany , pp. 0-24

Tchouamou Njoya, E (2011) ‘The potential contribution of air transport to economic growth and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan AfricaITD Annual Report 2011/2012 , pp. 182-189. ISSN 2191-4753



  • European Aviation Economics and Management Prize G.A.R.S. prize for best Ph.D. paper in aviation economics and management (November 2014)
  • Scholarship of the Erich-Becker-Stiftung for the dissertation project (April 2011)
  • DAAD Prize for international Students University of Applied Bremen (November 2005)


  • Eric is an active member of the German Aviation and Research Society, GARS, which is an international research network on aviation.
  • Eric also acts as a reviewer for the Ethics Committee of the Business School
  • African Good Governance Network (AGGN)

Peer Reviewing

  • Journal of Air Transport Management
  • Tourism Economics
  • Research in Transportation Business and Management

Research Degree Supervision

Specific areas of interest:

  • Wider economic impacts of air transport liberalisation
  • Welfare and distributional impacts of transport policy
  • Product differentiation and competitive advantage in the air transport sector
  • Aviation supply chain

Enterprise Activities

Completed air transport related consultancy and research projects

  • European Investment Bank
  • European Commission
  • Avinor (a state-owned enterprise under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications that operates most of civil airports in Norway)


Research grants


(co-principle investigator)

  • £25,000 European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA)
  • The project aimed to develop a comprehensive socioeconomic impact evaluation framework for UK subsea cable industry

Teaching and Professional Activities

Module leader for:

  • Economics, undergraduate first year
  • Introduction to Air Transport, undergraduate first year
  • Air Cargo Management, undergraduate second year

Contributions in:

  • Quantitative Research Methods for Business, PGR
  • Project, undergraduate fourth year