Gilbert Economics

Expert in Economics and Statistics

Serving lawyers in St. Louis, Indianapolis, Chicago & beyond

  • Expert witness reports, testimony & litigation support
  • Expertise areas: economic damages (personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination, contract dispute), valuation (commercial, divorce cases), statistical evidence (regression, hypothesis testing)


Need an economics expert or statistics expert? For a free initial consultation on your case call Scott Gilbert, Ph.D.:
  • Call (618) 319-2465
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  • Fax: (708) 575-7646 
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  • Skype: gilberteconomics


Scott Gilbert, Ph.D., is president of Gilbert Economics
  • Dr. Gilbert is a qualified expert witness, experienced in state and federal court cases including personal injury, wrongful death, divorce, and contract dispute. Court venues include Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
  • He is an academic research economist, financial expert, and statistician, with banking sector experience.
  • For more information see his Curriculum Vitae, and listen to an interview.

Discount Rate

In legal cases of personal injury and wrongful death, economists apply a discount rate to lost future income, so as to get the present value of economic damages. For a discussion of discount rates, see the "Economic Controversy...." article listed below. Gilbert Economics uses current market rates to discount future income.


For expert witness work we charge $300 per hour for research, consulting, report preparation, and testimony at deposition and trial. We do not charge for travel time or travel-related expenses in the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Minnesota, Tennessee or Wisconsin. For more information see our fee schedule.


Business Liability and Economic Risk, year 2016

Presentations & Papers

Client List

Gilbert Economics provides litigation and loss claim support to law firms in Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and beyond. Recent clients include the following law firms or the parties they represent:

  • Adam B. Lawler Firm LLC
  • Jeff Anderson & Associates PA
  • Becker, Schroader & Chapman, P.C.
  • Berger Schatz
  • Brown & Crouppen, P.C.
  • David K. Robinson, Attorney at Law
  • Deborah S. Johnson, Attorney at Law
  • Gerling Law, Injury Attorneys
  • Gonsell, Borden, Enloe, Sloss & McCullough Ltd.
  • Jared S. Kosoglad, P.C.
  • Law Offices of Richard Hein
  • Law Offices of Rappaport & Herzberg
  • Loewenstein, Hagen & Smith, P.C.
  • Messer & Stilp, Ltd.
  • Schultz & Associates LLP
  • Southern Illinois Law Center