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Dr. Christopher Erath

Dr. Erath received A.B. degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Bowdoin College and a Master's degree and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Erath's primary area of interest is labor economics. He has served as an expert witness in numerous matters involving damages in employment discrimination and wage and hour claims. He has also prepared extensive studies of statistical liability in employment proceedings and opined on class certification issues. In addition, he has directed research for use in regulatory prudence hearings and in various antitrust issues such as damages from patent infringement and breach of contract. Dr. Erath taught graduate courses in econometrics at the University of Wisconsin.



Education

University of Wisconsin Ph.D., Economics, 1997 Major Fields: Labor Economics, Econometrics

M.A., Economics, 1992

Bowdoin College A.B., Economics and Mathematics, 1987



Selected Publications

“Statistics and RIFs: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”, New York City Bar Association, 2009

“The Quick and Easy Way is Rarely the Right Way,” Practising Law Institute, 2005, in Litigating Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Claims.

“Friend or Foe: Recent Changes from the OFCCP and the Supreme Court,” Employment Law Strategist, June 2005

“A Nightmare and a Good Dream: A Parable about the Value of Sound Statistical Analysis” (with Daniel Garcia), in HR Advisor, March/April 2003.

NERA Labor Luncheon, “Disraeli Would Have Loved Employment Discrimination Cases,” Chicago, IL, November 2000, and New York, NY, December 2000.

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