Dr Russell Toth

BA(Hons) RWC, MS SIUC, MA Cornell, PhD Cornell
Senior Lecturer

Member of Sydney Institute of Agriculture

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 8542
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Biographical details

Russell Toth is a development microeconomist focusing on the development of the private sector (firms, access to finance, entrepreneurship, markets, role of new technologies), with projects frequently overlapping with environmental, agricultural and behavioural economics.

Associations

In the media

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Reports

Toth, R., Hoy C. (2017). The Use of Financial Products in Mitigating Natural Disaster Risk. [More Information]

Hoy, C., Toth, R. (2017). Draft Baseline Report on the Impact Evaluation of a Financial Inclusion Program in Papua New Guinea.

Neilson, J., Toth, R. (2016). Baseline Report: Evaluation of the Early Impacts of Sustainability Standards on Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Lampung and South Sumatra, Indonesia. [More Information]

Selected grants

2016

  • Contract for Baseline Study (Phase 2) for the Evaluation of the Early Impacts of Sustainability Standards on Smallholder Coffee Farming Households in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia; Neilson J, Toth R; ISEAL Alliance/Research Support.

2015

  • Food processing and value chain development in Indonesia; Pritchard W, Toth R, Jones R, Neilson J; Australia-Indonesia Centre/Small Projects.
  • Evaluation of the Early Impacts of Sustainability Standards on Smallholder Coffee Farming Households in Lampung and South Sumatra, Indonesia; Neilson J, Toth R, Arifin B, Mawardi S, Salazar Salame H, Giovanucci D; ISEAL Alliance/Research Support.

2014

  • Impacts of Digital Technologies on Public Health: Project Development and Inception; Toth R, Driessen J, di Miceli A; International Growth Centre/Research Grant.

2013

  • Grass-roots Entrepreneurship Education & Pro-Poor Enterprise Development, Myanmar; Seymour R, Toth R; United Nations Office for Project Services/Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT).
  • Evaluating smallholder livelihoods and sustainability in Indonesian coffee and cocoa value chains; Neilson J, Butt S, Toth R; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Research and Development Programs (R&D Programs).
  • Buying a Job, Social Institutions, and Market Access for Gowth-Orientated MSMEs; Toth R; Centre for Economic Policy Research (UK)/Research Support.
  • Birth of a Market for Private Health Insurance - Impact of offering health micro-insurance (MHI) product on SME retailer outcomes; Toth R; Asian Development Bank/Research Support.
  • The Human and Environmental Impacts of Migratory Pastoralism and Index-Based Livestock Insurance in Arid and Semi-Arid East Africa; Toth R; Australian Aid/Australian Development Research Awards.

2011

  • The emergence of transformative entrepreneurship: Evidence from ex ante characteristics, career choices and outcomes of business students in a developing country setting; Toth R; Innovations for Poverty Action/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Oo, A., Toth, R. (2014). Challenges and Constraints for Women-Led Enterprises. In Richard G Seymour (Eds.), Entrepreneurial Women in Asia: Case Studies & Perspectives, (pp. 188-197). Myanmar: Myanmar Heritage Publications.

Journals

  • John, F., Toth, R., Frank, K., Groeneveld, J., M�ller, B. (2019). Ecological Vulnerability Through Insurance? Potential Unintended Consequences of Livestock Drought Insurance. Ecological Economics, 157(March 2019), 357-368. [More Information]
  • Gobin, V., Santos, P., Toth, R. (2017). No Longer Trapped? Promoting Entrepreneurship Through Cash Transfers to Ultra-Poor Women in Northern Kenya. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 99(5), 1362-1383. [More Information]
  • Toth, R. (2015). Traps and Thresholds in Pastoralist Mobility. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 97(1), 315-332. [More Information]
  • Oo, A., Toth, R. (2014). Do community-sanctioned social pressures constrain microenterprise growth? Evidence from a framed field experiment. Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 33, 75-95. [More Information]
  • Burtraw, D., Evans, D., Krupnick, A., Palmer, K., Toth, R. (2005). Economics of Pollution Trading for SO2 and NOx. Annual Review of Environment and the Resources, 30, 253-289. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Ermon, S., Xue, Y., Toth, R., Dilkina, B., Bernstein, R., Damoulas, T., Clark, P., DeGloria, S., Mude, A., Barrett, C., et al (2015). Learning Large-Scale Dynamic Discrete Choice Models of Spatio-Temporal Preferences with Application to Migratory Pastoralism in East Africa. 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2015), Austin: AAAI Press.
  • Toth, R. (2010). Is Credit Really the Problem? Entrepreneurial Human Capital and Enterprise Dynamics in a Developing Country Setting. 44th Annual Canadian Economics Association Conference CEA 2010, Canada: Canadian Economics Association.
  • Toth, R. (2010). Why Isn't Financial Capital Enough? The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Human Capital and Emergent Small Enterprises in Indonesia. Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference NEUDC 2010, United States: Northeast Universities Development Consortium.
  • Toth, R. (2009). Determinants of Pastoralist Mobility and Movement in Northern Kenya. 43rd Annual Canadian Economics Association Conference CEA 2009, Canada: Canadian Economics Association.
  • Mihm, M., Toth, R., Lang, C. (2009). What Goes Around Comes Around: A theory of strategic indirect reciprocity in networks. North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society 2009, United States: The Econometric Society.
  • Toth, R. (2008). Time Inconsistent Choice and Social Insurance. 42nd Annual Canadian Economics Association Conference CEA 2008, Canada: Canadian Economics Association.

2019

  • John, F., Toth, R., Frank, K., Groeneveld, J., M�ller, B. (2019). Ecological Vulnerability Through Insurance? Potential Unintended Consequences of Livestock Drought Insurance. Ecological Economics, 157(March 2019), 357-368. [More Information]

2017

  • Gobin, V., Santos, P., Toth, R. (2017). No Longer Trapped? Promoting Entrepreneurship Through Cash Transfers to Ultra-Poor Women in Northern Kenya. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 99(5), 1362-1383. [More Information]

2015

  • Ermon, S., Xue, Y., Toth, R., Dilkina, B., Bernstein, R., Damoulas, T., Clark, P., DeGloria, S., Mude, A., Barrett, C., et al (2015). Learning Large-Scale Dynamic Discrete Choice Models of Spatio-Temporal Preferences with Application to Migratory Pastoralism in East Africa. 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2015), Austin: AAAI Press.
  • Toth, R. (2015). Traps and Thresholds in Pastoralist Mobility. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 97(1), 315-332. [More Information]

2014

  • Oo, A., Toth, R. (2014). Challenges and Constraints for Women-Led Enterprises. In Richard G Seymour (Eds.), Entrepreneurial Women in Asia: Case Studies & Perspectives, (pp. 188-197). Myanmar: Myanmar Heritage Publications.
  • Oo, A., Toth, R. (2014). Do community-sanctioned social pressures constrain microenterprise growth? Evidence from a framed field experiment. Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 33, 75-95. [More Information]

2010

  • Toth, R. (2010). Is Credit Really the Problem? Entrepreneurial Human Capital and Enterprise Dynamics in a Developing Country Setting. 44th Annual Canadian Economics Association Conference CEA 2010, Canada: Canadian Economics Association.
  • Toth, R. (2010). Why Isn't Financial Capital Enough? The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Human Capital and Emergent Small Enterprises in Indonesia. Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference NEUDC 2010, United States: Northeast Universities Development Consortium.

2009

  • Toth, R. (2009). Determinants of Pastoralist Mobility and Movement in Northern Kenya. 43rd Annual Canadian Economics Association Conference CEA 2009, Canada: Canadian Economics Association.
  • Mihm, M., Toth, R., Lang, C. (2009). What Goes Around Comes Around: A theory of strategic indirect reciprocity in networks. North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society 2009, United States: The Econometric Society.

2008

  • Toth, R. (2008). Time Inconsistent Choice and Social Insurance. 42nd Annual Canadian Economics Association Conference CEA 2008, Canada: Canadian Economics Association.

2005

  • Burtraw, D., Evans, D., Krupnick, A., Palmer, K., Toth, R. (2005). Economics of Pollution Trading for SO2 and NOx. Annual Review of Environment and the Resources, 30, 253-289. [More Information]

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