Economists, econometricians, & statisticians that turn complexity into clarity.

Economists, econometricians, & statisticians that turn complexity into clarity.

Economics Consulting

Stout’s Economics Litigation Consulting team consists of economists, econometricians, and statisticians, as well as a group of seasoned professional consultants. Each practice member has extensive experience analyzing competitive issues with respect to litigation matters, regulatory policies, and/or auctions.

Our experts have convincingly presented their findings through written reports, deposition testimony, and trial testimony before various regulatory agencies and judicial institutions.

We have provided opinions and analyses in matters involving auction design and strategy, class certification, market definition, mergers and acquisitions, monopolization, market power, discrimination and economic damages, and more.

Areas of Expertise

Antitrust

Our experts have worked on a wide variety of domestic and international antitrust issues in litigation and for various regulatory authorities. Our litigation experience includes liability and damages analyses on cases involving monopolization, monopsony power, price fixing and restraint of trade, and more. Our experts have also provided written and oral testimony regarding the competitive effects of mergers before various regulatory bodies.

Class Actions

The appropriateness of class certification depends on whether there is a common impact (harm) suffered by all the members of the class and whether a common method or formula can be used to quantify this impact. Establishing or defeating class certification is often a critical component in litigation, and it requires a unique set of skills. Our experts have extensive experience in evaluating the appropriateness of classes for cases involving a wide variety of allegations in a number of different industries. We are adept at applying econometric analysis and economic theory to complex issues, and on numerous occasions we have presented opinions that have been instrumental in establishing or defeating class certification.

Consumer Protection

Our experts have the range of experience in consumer protection to address complex consumer financial issues using standard economic theory and econometrics. Our consultants and academic affiliates are proficient in survey design and research, econometric damage estimation, and behavioral finance and economics. They have experience with the following government agencies and institutions: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, States’ Attorneys General, and federal and state courts (private litigation).

Energy Economics

Stout's team has a proven record of providing valued advice and support to firms in all sectors of the energy industry. Our consultants and academic experts possess considerable expertise in economic, financial, accounting, marketing, and asset valuation issues peculiar to energy markets. We have successfully assisted such varied clients as integrated oil and gas companies, regulated utilities, wholesale power generators, and regulatory commissions.

Labor & Employment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Stouts experts have unparalleled experience in analyzing the likely competitive effects of proposed mergers. Our economists have developed advanced merger simulation models, and have provided sophisticated economic analyses to competition authorities and industry clients in some of the largest merger transactions on record.

Real Estate & Housing

The residential, commercial, and mixed use real estate markets are constantly in flux. Stout experts are thought leaders in the area of real-estate economics, mortgage banking, and securitization. We have significant experience in analyzing and valuing real estate assets, loan portfolios, mortgage-backed securities, and derivative financial instruments. Our seasoned team members understand – and can explain – the mechanics and recent developments of the real estate markets, the complexities of the securities and derivatives that trade in these markets, and the roles and responsibilities of the many players who participate in them.

Regulation & Public Policy

Stout provides independent, objective analysis of the economic and fiscal impacts of public policies. Our experts have provided reports and testimony before legislative committees and regulatory agencies on myriad proposed public policies in matters including energy, health care, education, gambling, transportation, water policy, student loans, and insurance reform. They apply their understanding of state and local fiscal systems with state-of-the-art economic impact models to arrive at credible analyses that clarify issues and contribute to public policy debates and campaigns.

Resort Economics

Stout provides clients with a wide range of strategic planning, asset management, and litigation support advisory services related to lodging, residential and mixed use real estate development, redevelopment, and operational activities both in the U.S. and abroad. The firm offers expert integrated advisory services at every stage of the real estate asset investment, implementation, management and operational decision-making processes.