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)
ContactNeed an economics expert or statistics expert? For a free initial consultation on your case call Scott Gilbert, Ph.D.:
- Call (618) 319-2465
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Fax: (708) 575-7646
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- Twitter: @GilbertEconomic
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StaffScott 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.
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.
Presentations & Papers
- Evidentiary Issues with Expert Witnesses, continuing legal education, IICLE (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education), Chicago, January 2015
- Worklife and Economic Damages, forthcoming in The Brief (American Bar Association)
- Dueling Economists in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, in the Illinois Law Journal (May 2014)
- The Role of the Economics Expert in Civil Cases: A Paralegal's Guide, IPE (Institute for Paralegal Education), May 2013
- Advanced Personal Injury Law, continuing legal education, IICLE (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education), Chicago, March 2013
- A Theory of Tax Effects on Economic Damages, presentation to the National Association of Forensic Economics, San Diego, January 2013
- Forensic Economics & Scientific Evidence, presentation to Jackson County Bar Assoiation, Carbondale Il, October 2012
- Tax and the Present Value of Future Income, presentation to the American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, Las Vegas, April 2012
- Economic Controversy in Personal Injury Cases, article in the Journal of the Missouri Bar Association
- Present Value & the Uncertain Future, presentation to the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, April 2011
- Economic Damages, presentation to Adam B. Lawler Law Firm, January 2011
- Value of Future Earnings, research paper in the Journal of Forensic Economics, 2011
- National Debt in the Time of Public Insurance, public lecture at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, October 2010
- Picking a Present Value Estimate of Future Earnings: The Role of Simulation, SIUC Discussion Paper 2009-06.