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Anthony M. Pagano


Anthony M. Pagano, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management and Logistics and an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago . He is also associated with the Urban Transportation Center on the campus. Additionally, Anthony has served as an Adjunct Professor of Management and Strategy at J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University . The author or coauthor of over 150 articles, technical reports, and papers presented at professional meetings, he is the co-author of the textbook The External Environment of Business: Political Economic, Social and Regulatory, Stipes Publishing Co., Champaign, IL, 1995, 2nd ed 1997. He has been Project Director or Project Manager of over 30 separate research and consulting projects.

Anthony’s research and consulting has spanned several areas including asset management and strategic planning at state DOT’s, private sector involvement in public transportation, benefit cost analysis, measurement of the output of government and service organizations, quality of service measurement in public transit, freight modal shift, economic impact analysis, strategies for implementing computer systems in transportation, organizational consolidation and relocation analysis and the development of social indicators for business.  He has also conducted research in measuring quality and efficiency in the delivery of transportation services and methods of Transportation Demand Management Anthony currently serves as President of the Transportation Research Forum, which is one of the oldest transportation professional organizations in the US. He was Program Chair of the TRF 2005 Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. in March 2005. He also was the co-founder and Co-General Editor of the Journal of the Transportation Research Forum , which publishes articles of interest to academics, policy makers and practitioners. The journal has been ranked ninth in the field of US and international transportation related journals by a panel of academic researchers. He teaches courses in transportation management, economics and public policy, international business and logistics. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University. More information can be found at his website:



Cost-benefit analysis, asset management, cost estimation, pricing of transportation services, public-private partnerships, efficiency and effectiveness analysis, service quality analysis, transportation brokerage, location analysis, social and economic impact analysis, freight modal shift, ethics in the supply chain.


Selected Publications

Pagano, Anthony M. and Verdin, JoAnn, The External Environment of Business: Political Economic, Social and Regulatory. Stipes Publishing Co., Champaign, IL, 1995, 2nd ed 1997.

Pagano, Anthony M. (ed), Proceedings of the 46th Annual Transportation Research Forum, The Transportation Research Forum, Washington, D.C, March 2005

Pagano, Anthony M. “Transportation Economics,” in Meyer Kutz (ed), Handbook of Transportation Engineering, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2004, ch 30.

Verdin, JoAnn and Pagano, Anthony M. "Quality Output Programs for Manufacturing and Service Industries." In R. Niehaus and K Price (eds.), Bottom Line Results From Strategic Human Resource Planning, New York: Plenum Press, 1992.

Verdin, JoAnn and Pagano, Anthony M. "The Role of Human Resources in Organizational Consolidation and Relocation." In R. Niehaus and K. Price (eds.) Creating the Competitive Edge through Human Resource Applications, New York: Plenum Press, 1988, pp. 97-108.

Pagano, Anthony M, and Metaxatos, Paul, “Organizational Structures for Brokerage of Paratransit Services” National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (forthcoming)

 Pagano, Anthony M., McNeil, Sue and Ogard, Libby, “Linking Asset Management to Strategic Planning Processes: Best Practices from State DOT’s” National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Record 1924: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2005, pp. 184 – 191

Pagano, Anthony M, "Factors and Trends Affecting the Parcel Delivery Industry" Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 40, No 3. Summer, 2001, pp 123-132.

Phoocharoon, Palin, Albrecht, Maryann and Pagano, Anthony M, "International Joint Ventures: An Integrated Conceptual Model for Human Resource and Business Strategies." Journal of Euromarketing, Vol 4 No 3/4, 1996, pp. 89-127. Co-published simultaneously in International Joint Ventures in East Asia, (ed: Roger Baran, Yigang Pan and Erdener Kaynak). The Haworth Press, Inc, 1996, pp. 89-127.

Pagano, Anthony M, "Measuring the Quality and Efficiency of Public Transit Services Using a Leontief Production Function,” Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. XXX, No. 2, Spring, 1990.

Pagano, Anthony M, "A Framework for the Allocation of Subsidy to Unremunerative Rail Lines," Proceedings of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. XX, No. 1, 1979, pp. 68-74.


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