Dr Richard Tooth is an economist who works primarily on issues relating to economic policy and regulation across a range of industries that include transport, water, energy, natural resources, insurance, and other financial services. He is a Director with the expert services consultancy Sapere. His recent transport work includes engagements on the costs, benefits and pricing of public transport, social cost of road-crashes and the influence of insurers on road safety. He has also undertaken work on other transport matters including the impact of security policy measures on air freight and pricing of port fees for cruise ships. His key research interests relate to pricing and policy/regulatory design to address issues (including road-safety and congestion) in transport and other industries. He has written extensively on the role of insurance reform in improving road-safety outcomes. He is a former President of the NSW Branch of the Economic Society of Australia and a member of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies Insurance Research Reference Group.
Richard holds a BSc in information science from the University of Tasmania, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Victoria (Canada) and a PhD in economics from the University of New South Wales.