J.J. Prescott Joins Edgeworth Economics: Top National Economic Labor, Employment, Insurance and Damages Expert

07.23.2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Edgeworth Economics, a fast-growing top economic consulting firm, announces the addition of University of Michigan Law Professor and economist J.J. Prescott as a senior academic affiliate to Edgeworth’s Washington, DC office.

“Edgeworth Economics’ client solutions draw insight from our thought leadership in the economics field,” said Edgeworth CEO Dr. John Johnson. “The addition of Professor Prescott to Edgeworth’s labor and employment practice is a prime example of how our team of economists is fully engaged in industry-leading research, an important element in providing effective client counsel.”

“I am excited to put my academic scholarship and economics training to work for Edgeworth clients, and across Edgeworth’s growing portfolio of economic consulting services,” said Professor Prescott. “Edgeworth’s positive culture, rigorous intellectual environment, and first-rate data solutions provide an ideal fit for my talents, and I look forward to devoting my professional insights to this award-winning and highly successful economic consulting firm.”

Professor Prescott is Co-Director of University of Michigan Law School’s Program in Law and Economics. His economic expertise and research interests include labor and employment, law and economics, and litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including the economic and empirical modeling of civil litigation and settlement. Among the courses Professor Prescott teaches are employment law and law and economics. His considerable experience will add to Edgeworth’s practice areas of labor & employment, data management, and commercial damages. Professor Prescott regularly presents academic research at the American Law and Economics Association annual meetings and the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies annual meetings. In recent months, Prescott has presented papers at the University of Chicago Law School, Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School, and Cornell Law School. Among other work, Prescott has co-authored the Harvard Public Law Working Paper entitled “Disaggregating Employment Protection: The Case of Disability Discrimination.”

Professor Prescott earned his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor and treasurer of the Harvard Law Review.

Edgeworth Economics LLC provides quantitative and economic consulting in the course of litigation and business to its clients, which include world-class law firms, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.  Edgeworth experts apply their knowledge and experience, along with state-of-the-art computing infrastructure, to help clients efficiently manage complex issues including antitrust litigation, mergers and acquisitions, class certification, labor, data management, oil and gas, and intellectual property.  As a rapidly growing firm with a fresh approach, Edgeworth attracts leaders and teachers from across the industry including PhD economists, MBAs, statisticians, programmers, and engineers.  Edgeworth Economics currently has offices in Washington, DC, and San Diego and San Francisco, CA.

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