Edward Heler, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Heler Consultancy, LLC
  • Phone: 253 271 0737
  • Cell: 413 883 1918
  • Fax: 253 271 6023
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Economics and Statistics

Specialty Focus: Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Immigration Extreme hardship, Earning Capacity Loss, Household and Personal Services Loss, Life Care Plan Valuation, Medical and Health Care Costs, Hedonic Damages, Wage Loss, Benefits Loss, Labor Market Research.

Education: BS, Arizona State University; MPh, Syracuse University; PhD, Syracuse University

Years in Practice: 50+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 12+

Additional Information

AVAILABLE FOR ASSIGNMENT ANYWHERE IN THE U.S. I am a professional economist who applies human capital economics to the analysis of economic damages in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and related tort issues. Labor economics is the social science field that looks at the suppliers of labor services (workers) and the demanders of labor services (employers), and attempts to understand the resulting pattern of wages, employment, and income. Human capital economics is a subset of the field of labor economics that focuses on the worker, the individual person as a productive resource in terms of a measure of the skills, education, health, and attributes of labor which influence her/his productive capacity and earning potential. According to the OECD, human capital is defined as “the knowledge, skills, competencies, and other attributes embodied in individuals or groups of individuals acquired during their life and used to produce goods, services or ideas in market circumstances.” I have been a student of human capital economics, taught human capital economics in the University, and applied the theories and methods in more than 400 empirical studies and research reports over the past 50 years as a non-litigation consultant and as both a litigation support consultant and expert witness. In applying the economics of human capital to study the impact of injury or death on victims and/or their families, I educate lawyers, judges, insurance professionals, and jurors who have learned their "economics"in a courtroom. I continue to do research in human capital economics and am currently engaged in a study assessing the impact of chronic pain on employment participation and earnings capacity. Last, I have served as a consultant and expert witness for the past 50* years for many of the Southwest's leading attorneys. I have been qualified as an expert in State and Federal courts in more than 12 states.