Acting Academic and Research Director & Head of Transport

Phone: 020 7799 8919

Richard SP

Dr Richard Wellings is Acting Academic and Research Director and Head of Transport at the IEA. He was educated at Oxford and the London School of Economics, completing a PhD on transport and environmental policy at the latter in 2004. He joined the Institute in 2006 to work on the production of its monograph series and the journal, Economic Affairs. Richard is the author or editor of several papers, books and reports, including Towards Better Transport (Policy Exchange, 2008) and A Beginner’s Guide to Liberty (Adam Smith Institute, 2009). He is a Senior Fellow of the Cobden Centre, the Economic Policy Centre and the Libertarian Alliance.