Imperial College London

Dr. Laila AitBihiOuali

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate







Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Laila is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Transport Strategy Centre (TSC), Imperial College London. She has extensively worked on the topics of (i) the economics of public transport demand, (ii) public transport appraisal and (iii) distributional implications (gender, poverty, displacement dynamics). Her work develops a comprehensive analytical understanding of performance to improve the operation, planning, and design of transport systems.

She is particularly interested in: 1. Ex-post evaluations of transport interventions using causal inference methods and 2.. Addressing distributional concerns.

She serves on a regular basis as reviewer for scientific peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Economics of Transportation, Journal of Transport Geography, Transportation Research part A, Transportation Research Record and PlosOne.





AitBihiOuali L, Carbo JM, Graham DJ, 2020, Do changes in air transportation affect productivity? A cross-country panel approach, Regional Science Policy and Practice, Vol:12, ISSN:1757-7802, Pages:493-505

Ait Bihi Ouali L, Graham D, Trompet M, et al., 2020, Gender differences in the perception of safety in public transport, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A: Statistics in Society, Vol:183, ISSN:0964-1998, Pages:737-769

Ait Bihi Ouali L, 2020, Effects of signalling tax evasion on redistribution and voting preferences: evidence from the panama papers, Plos One, Vol:15, ISSN:1932-6203, Pages:1-22

Ait Bihi Ouali L, Graham DJ, 2020, The Impact of the MeToo Scandal on Women’s Perceptions of Safety

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