Ph.D. and M.S., agricultural and resource economics and policy, University of California, Berkeley; A.B., economics and public policy studies, Duke University
Summary of Experience
Dr. Hess specializes in the application of microeconomic theory and analytical methods in litigation, business, and policy contexts. He has assisted clients in all phases of the litigation process including pretrial discovery, exposure analyses, construction and evaluation of settlement proposals, quantification of damages, and the preparation of expert reports and testimony. He has consulted on intellectual property, antitrust, securities, finance, class action, employment, environmental, policy, regulatory, and general business matters. His experience spans the financial services, insurance, computer hardware and software, electronics, telecommunications, biotechnology, health care, and manufacturing industries as well as federal, state, and local issues. Dr. Hess's work has included assessment of market definition, predatory pricing, and loss causation; estimation of lost profits, reasonable royalties, and commercial damages; analyses of internet, transaction, investment, and insurance claims data; business valuation; portfolio performance simulation and forecasting; cost-benefit analysis; and policy evaluation. Prior to joining Analysis Group, Dr. Hess was a lecturer and post-doctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley where he worked closely with the California Department of Finance and the California Air Resources Board to model the fiscal and economic impacts of legislative and regulatory proposals.