Dr David Pierce
- Position: Research Fellow
- Areas of expertise: Transport Economics; Cost Benefit Analysis; Wider Economic Impacts; System Dynamics
- Email: D.E.Pierce@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: Institute for Transport Studies
Research Projects and Experience
- National Highways, via Arup – ‘Integrated Social Impacts’ (2021-22)
Primary and secondary research into the social impacts of highway bypass projects on local residents in built-up areas.
- Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy (TIES) Living Lab (2021-22)
Statistical analysis to determine the drivers of costs and cost over-runs in UK highway schemes.
- RSSB – ‘Developing business cases for investment in initiatives to improve health and well-being on the railways’ (2021-22)
Development of a framework that can be used to develop business cases for investment in the rail industry.
- Highways England, via Arup – ‘Journey Quality Impacts’ (2021)
Led the development of journey quality metrics for use in the assessment of walking infrastructure in urban areas.
- European Commission - ‘XCYCLE’ (2018)
Economic appraisal of a number of safety systems aimed at reducing the number of accidents between cyclists and road vehicles.
- 2021-, Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
- 2014, Senior Consultant, CH2M HILL, Leeds
- 2013-2014, Research Associate, Railway and Transport Strategy Centre (RTSC), Imperial College, London
- 2007-2013, Consultant/Analyst, MVA Consultancy, London/Woking
- 2006-2007, Transport Economist, Halcrow Group Ltd, London
Key Research Interests
- Transport Economics
- Cost Benefit Analysis
- Wider Economic Impacts
- System Dynamics
- MA (Hons) Economics, University of St Andrews, 2003
- MLitt Management, Economics and Internal Relations, University of St Andrews, 2004
- MA Transport Economics, University of Leeds, 2006
- PhD Transport Studies, University of Leeds, 2021
Involved in the delivery of undergraduate and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses.