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Economic Analysis in Employment Case, Part 5

Economic Analysis in Employment Case, Part 5

According to the forensic economics literature, we would say the best approach would be to compute the reduction in payout at the time of retirement, rather than employer contribution. This approach, however, is more complicated, uses assumptions contributing to perhaps a more speculative figure and this method is more time-consuming for the economist.

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Economic Analysis in Employment Cases, Part 3

Economic Analysis in Employment Cases, Part 3

Worklife

A statistical average of the number of years a person will be working. It factors out the probability of death, sickness, child rearing, and leaving the labor force.

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The Discount Rate ‘Controversy’ – Much Ado About Nothing Part 2

The Discount Rate ‘Controversy’ – Much Ado About Nothing Part 2

I have been attacked by the opposing expert for not using the yield of Treasury Bonds. Using short-term Treasury securities (T-Bills) is justified to remove inflation/interest rate risk that may occur with longer term Treasuries (bonds).

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The Discount Rate ‘Controversy’ – Much Ado About Nothing Part 1

Often in litigation matters involving economic damages, opposing counsel and opposing experts attack the figure used, by their opponent, for the discount rate in present value computations.

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