Kenneth A. Small, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California at Irvine, specializes in urban, transportation, and environmental economics. Recent research topics include urban highway congestion, measurement of value of time and reliability, effects of fuel efficiency standards, public transit pricing, and fuel taxes.

Professor Small was founding President of the International Transportation Economics Association, and was a co-editor of Transportation Research Part B–Methodological and Urban Studies. He has served on several study committees of the National Research Council. He was honored in 1999 with the Distinguished Member Award by the Transport & Public Utilities Group, American Economic Association, is the recipient of the Faculty Achievement award at UC-Irvine in 2007, and is a Fellow of Regional Science Association International. At Irvine, he previously served as Chair of Economics and Associate Dean of Social Sciences.