John E. Scarbrough, Ph.D.
127 Main Street, Building II
1985 – present
Evaluate and provide expert testimony regarding economic loss associated with personal injury and wrongful death. Direct LAI staff and consultants in litigation- related tasks involving economic, statistical and financial analysis. Supervise research of LAI’s economists and coordinate its support. Frequent lecturer regarding the application of the principles and methods of labor economics and human capital to the evaluation of economic loss, including earnings, benefits, expenditures, non-market production and future cost of illness. Cases include those arising from aviation, trucking and other transportation-related accidents, products liability, medical error, construction and recreational activities.
2007 – present
Assist clients in developing and negotiating structured settlements to contested proceedings. Direct staff in the purchase of annuities to fund settlements or periodic payment judgments. Relate periodic payments to economic damages.
1987 – 2007
Assisted clients in developing and negotiating structured settlements to contested proceedings. Directed the purchase of annuities to fund settlements or periodic payment judgments.
1984 – 1987
Assisted clients in developing and negotiating settlements to contested proceedings. Directed the purchase of annuities to fund the settlements. Analyzed the economic damages in tort cases. Analyzed the tax and investment options facing plaintiffs and determined the equivalent lump sum to each structured settlement. Jointly managed structured settlement unit. Maintained and enhanced personal injury/structured settlement computer software licensed from Litigation Analytics. Directed the unit’s analyses of economic damages.
1983 – 1984
Provided expert testimony in matters involving personal injury, antitrust and electric utility performance. Directed econometric and other analytical studies related to the electric utility industry and other economic studies related to antitrust and regulatory matters in both energy and non-energy industries. Developed and Directed NERA’s integration of economic analysis and structured settlements. Maintained personal injury and structured settlement computer software.
1980 – 1983
Conducted economic and statistical studies related to contested proceedings involving personal injury, antitrust, false advertising, breach of contract, mergers and acquisitions and government regulation. Directed development of prototype of personal injury damages model for quick turnaround analyses, primarily for mass tort applications. Prepared economic testimony for litigation involving numerous matters, including personal injury, antitrust, copyrights, unfair advertising, breach of contract and various regulatory matters, including health, environmental and international trade. Managed division’s staff of economists, programmers and researchers.
1978 – 1980
Directed economic and statistical studies and prepared testimony related to contested proceedings involving health and safety, antitrust, copyright matters and government regulation.
1977 – 1978
Conducted economic studies of the effects of government regulation on the U.S. petroleum industry. Served as staff liaison to in-house legal department of API. Provided testimony on behalf of the Institute in matters related to the effects of health and environmental regulations on industry workers within the context of cost-effectiveness analysis.
1975 – 1977
Conducted economic studies of the effects of government regulation on U.S. energy and transportation industries.
1974 – 1975
American Economic Association
Current research activities involve: (1) The impact of disabilities in children on education and occupation decisions. (2) The impact on the demand for labor economists and the misallocation of resources caused by counterfeit goods in the market. (3) The determinants and effects of the changing wage structure, specifically, the characteristics of workers that relate to inequality of earnings and, therefore, earnings growth. Determinants include the relative demand/supply of tasks, occupations and skill/education. Effects of changing wage structure is evaluated within a general equilibrium context using U.S. input-output tables with human capital substituted for traditional labor input.
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