Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Daniel Johnson

Senior Research Fellow & Postgraduate Research Tutor

Postgraduate Research Tutor

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 36607
Room: 1.06
Research Group: Economics and Appraisal

Key Research Interests

  • Transport Economics
  • Freight and Passenger Demand Modelling
  • Stated Preference design and application

Employment History

  • Nov 01 - Present Research Officer/Fellow/Senior Research Fellow: Institute for Transport Studies.
  • Oct 98 - Nov 01 Labour Market Analyst: Careers Services Unit (CSU).
  • Jun 93 - Aug 95 Research Assistant: Department of Economics, Hull University.
  • Oct 92 - Jun 94 Economics Tutor: University of Humberside


  • Hull University: BSc Economics (2:1)
  • Essex University: MA Economics
  • York University: MPhil (Economics) entitled Lifetime Earnings and the Demand for Post-Compulsory Education.

Research Projects and Experience

  • Working on 'Buses and the Economy' project with DfT and Greener Journeys, examining at the link between bus provision, the labour market and productivity.
  • Working on SUSTRAIL, an EU project, evaluating the impact of rail vehicle and infrastructure improvements 
  • Worked on EPSRC's Sustainable Distribution project, developing a strategic freight model (LEFT) to test the impacts of various policy scenarios on costs and volumes of different modes.
  • Design and analysis of Freight part of Department for Transport's M6 Toll Project
  • Estimated regional productivity measures for use in appraisal of transport projects for Department for Transport
  • Worked on the valuation of rail scarcity for the Office of Rail Regulation
  • Developed a computer based implementation of aspects of the (Rail) Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook.
  • Worked on the development of the passenger rail forecasting model PRAISE
  • Member of European Transport Conference Freight and Logistics Programme Committee (2008)
  • Taught on Freight modules and Stated Preference short courses
  • Supervised PhD, Masters and Undergraduate dissertations

Module leader on:

TRAN5180M: Public Transport Planning and Management

TRAN3031: Public Transport Policy and Practice




  • Johnson DH; Mackie P; Shires J (2014) Buses and the Economy II, Buses and the Economy II Main Report, pp.1-27.
  • Rydzkowski W; Hajdul M; Bonsall PW; Martino A; Chiffi C; Enei R; Wilmsmeier G; Ksiazkiewicz D; Lythgoe WF; Johnson D (2008) Potential Effects of Differentiated User Charges on Intermodal Chains and Modal Change, .

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