David A. Macpherson, PhD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Economics and Business Damages

Keywords/Search Terms:

Economic Damages, Lost Profits, Earnings Loss, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Business Interruption, Statistical Analysis, Contract Breach, Employment Discrimination


PhD, Pennslvania State University; BS, Pennsylvania State University

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Dr. David Macpherson evaluates damages in personal injury, wrongful death, employment, and business loss cases for plaintiffs and defendants. Since 2000, he has provided numerous independent reports. evaluated opposing experts' reports, and testified often in Federal and State courts (CA, FL, GA, KS, MI, MO, TX). Dr. Macpherson has also conducted statistical analyses of discrimination claims. Clients have included the U.S. Attorney (Hartford and Oklahoma City). He is the E.M. Stevens Professor at Trinity University. Prior to joining Trinity University, he held the Rod and Hope Brim Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics and was Director of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at Florida State University. Earlier, he served as an assistant and associate professor of economics at Miami University. He has held leadership positions in professional economics associations. He served as vice-president of the National Association of Forensic Economics and the Southern Economics Association. Dr. Macpherson currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Forensic Economics and the Journal of Legal Economics, which are peer-reviewed journals. He has also been a reviewer or “referee” for over 30 peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Dr. Macpherson has an extensive research background in labor economics and has authored over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles on labor economics topics. These journals include the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics.