Portrait of Dr Rupert Booth

Dr Rupert Booth : Senior Adviser

Rupert is a pragmatic and widely qualified economist and chartered engineer, with global experience of economic analysis and financial appraisal. He has worked for many of the world’s leading consulting and engineering firms, in the UK and overseas. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has Masters’ degrees in competition economics (MA) and law (LLM). He is also a qualified Better Business Case Practitioner and is a Certified Public–Private Partnerships Professional. His PhD from Warwick Business School focused on the correlation of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical sector with firms’ comparative efficiency, as measured by Data Envelopment Analysis.

Rupert speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253224

Rupert's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Transbank. Audit of a cost allocation model for a payment system to confirm its adherence to the principles of cost reflexivity and competition regulations (2023)

  • Confidential commercial dispute. Benchmarking pharmaceutical royalties to identify an appropriate quantum of damages (2023)

  • Italo Treno. Advice on the appropriate level of rail fares for High Speed Rail services in Italy that would be consistent with EU directives (2023)

  • Fluvius. Benchmarking of the IT function of the Belgian grid operator, against the regulator’s performance expectations (2023)

  • Rotala. Expert review of the Transport for West Midlands West Midlands Fares Freeze Model, to consider the appropriateness and sensitivity of its input assumptions (2023)

  • South West Water. Ongoing advice during the PR24 price review, with emphasis on the preparation of Cost Adjustment Claims, Ongoing Efficiency and Real Price Effects (2023)


  • Booth, R. (2021), ‘Investment appraisal in the round: why MCA?’, Agenda, February.

  • Booth, R. (2021), Setting Fair, Reasonable & Non-Discriminatory Royalty Rates in the Biopharmaceutical Sector, Advantox.

  • Booth, R. (2020), ‘Preparing for resilience: analysing and treating risk’, Agenda, December.

  • Booth R.J. (2014), ‘Economic analysis and survey of water infrastructure in emerging economies’, Proceedings of the ICE – Municipal Engineer, 167:3, 1 September, pp. 125 –136.

  • Booth R.J. (2012), ‘Risk planning for interdependencies: from theory to practice’, Proceedings of the ICE – Municipal Engineer, 165:2, 1 June, pp. 85–92.

  • Booth, R. (2011), ‘Patent pools in pharmaceuticals: a drop in the ocean?’, Agenda, February.


  • PhD, Warwick Business School, UK

  • MA Economics, Kings College London, UK

  • Master of Laws (Commercial and corporate law), University of London, UK

  • Certified Public Private Partnership Professional, APMG

  • Envision Sustainability Professional, via the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Acuity Institute

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