Imperial College London

Dr Daniel Hörcher

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate







Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Daniel Hörcher is postdoctoral research associate of the Transport Strategy Centre (TSC) within the Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at Imperial College. His research interests are focused around 
 - the economics of public transport supply,
 - crowding discomfort externalities and their implications on pricing and capacity optimisation,
 - statistical analysis of large-scale automated transport data,
 - wider urban economic effects of public transport provision.

Daniel serves on a regular basis as reviewer for scientific journals including Transportation Research Part A, Part B and Part C, Economics of Transportation, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, IEEE Transactions on ITS, Transportmetrica A, and Journal of Transport Geography.

He gives lectures and tutorial sessions in the undergraduate civil engineering course Transport Demand and Economics (CIVE97017), and is assistant supervisor of PhD candidates Anupriya, Saeed Mohammad, Praj Xuto, Nan Zhang, as well as undergraduate and MSc students.


Daniel graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BSc in Transport Engineering, supervisor: Professor Katalin Tánczos) and VU University Amsterdam (MSc in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics, supervisor: Professor Piet Rietveld). He joined Imperial College in August 2014 as a PhD candidate supervised by Professor Dan Graham and sponsored by the RTSC, and successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in October 2017. Daniel has a second affiliation with the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.



Horcher D, Graham DJ, 2020, MaaS economics: Should we fight car ownership with subscriptions to alternative modes?, Economics of Transportation, Vol:22, ISSN:2212-0122

Singh R, Graham DJ, Horcher D, et al., 2020, Decomposing journey time variance on urban metro systems via semiparametric mixed methods, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol:114, ISSN:0968-090X, Pages:140-163

Hörcher D, De Borger B, Seifu W, et al., 2020, Public transport provision under agglomeration economies, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol:81, ISSN:0166-0462, Pages:1-19

Horcher D, Graham DJ, 2018, Demand imbalances and multi-period public transport supply, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Vol:108, ISSN:0191-2615, Pages:106-126

Horcher D, Graham DJ, Anderson RJ, 2017, The economics of seat provision in public transport, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol:109, ISSN:1366-5545, Pages:277-292

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