Richard Voith Ph.D. is a Founding Principal of Econsult Solutions Inc. (ESI) and Research Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR). Dr. Voith is a widely published expert in real estate economics, transportation, and applied microeconomics. He oversees a wide variety of projects in the realm of housing, labor markets, transportation, and economic development. Just as importantly, he is involved in setting the strategic direction of organizations both large and small. Dr. Voith served on the board of directors of the SEPTA for 8 years and was Vice Chair for 3 years. He regularly provides analysis and testimony in support of litigation in real estate and transportation matters.
Prior to establishing Econsult Solutions, Dr. Voith was a Senior Vice President at ESI’s predecessor firm, Econsult Corporation. Dr. Voith also held the position of Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Over the last fifteen years, he has served on several National Academy of Science Foundation Advisory Panels addressing topics such as the interrelationships between transit investments, and the relationships between land use and public health. He has been a guest speaker at numerous forums, including those sponsored by the Lincoln Land Institute, the Brookings Institution, Urban Land Institute, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Dr. Voith is a founding board member of Philadelphia Youth Basketball, an organization dedicated to educational, social, and athletic success of Philadelphia youth. In addition, he is a founding board member of Pentrans, an organization dedicated to balanced, multimodal transportation and mobility alternatives in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Voith has been an adjunct professor for many years at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he taught Cost Benefit Analysis in the Business and Public Policy Department, and Urban Real Estate Economics and Real Estate Investments through Wharton’s Real Estate Department. He has been a guest speaker at numerous forums, including those sponsored by the Lincoln Land Institute, the Brookings Institution, Urban Land Institute, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Until 2007, Dr. Voith served on the editorial board of Real Estate Economics.