Joel Wiles


Los Angeles


Ph.D., economic analysis and policy program, Stanford University Graduate School of Business; B.S., economics, Duke University

Summary of Experience

Dr. Wiles is an applied microeconomist who specializes in the statistical and econometric analysis of large data sets. He has experience analyzing complex business issues and supporting expert testimony in securities, financial, and antitrust matters; and has testified as an expert on damages related to breach of contract. Dr. Wiles has assessed damages for both plaintiffs and defendants, including damages relating to allegations of price-fixing and other antitrust violations, royalties and lost profits for alleged patent infringement, and commercial real estate valuation related to the events of September 11, 2001. He has statistically quantified the performance of and valued life insurance policies; constructed regression models to assess pay equity; investigated class certification issues for automobiles, title insurance, and personal care products; and has worked on both sides of government investigations. His antitrust work has included matters involving alleged price-fixing or unfair competition in the chemicals, air cargo, grocery, and credit card industries. Dr. Wiles has collaborated with leading academics to investigate mutual fund fees, the reasonableness of representations made to investors, consumer behavior in online environments, and policies designed to control medical fraud. His academic research has investigated the effectiveness of pollution control policies using data on millions of automobiles.