JEFFREY D. WEST

6109 22nd Street North
Arlington, VA 22205
Tel. (202) 973-2473
jwest@jwecon.com

EDUCATION

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1997

  • B.A., Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences

EXPERIENCE

  • Independent Consultant, Arlington, VA: 2010 to present.
  • Navigant Economics, Washington, DC: Associate Director, 2010.
  • Empiris, LLC, Washington, DC: Senior Vice President, 2008 to 2010.
  • Criterion Economics, LLC, Washington, DC: Vice President, 2003 to 2008. Consultant, 1999 to 2003.
  • LECG, Inc, Washington, DC: Associate, 1999. Research Analyst, 1997 to 1999.

TESTIMOY & DECLARATIONS

  • Arbitration Testimony on behalf of Claimants in Dorothy Goldwasser v. TiVo, Inc., No. 13 117 Y 02109 11 (American Arbitration Association May 31, 2012).Reply Report on behalf of Claimants in Dorothy Goldwasser v. TiVo, Inc., No. 13 117 Y 02109 11 (American Arbitration Association May 17, 2012).
  • Expert Report on behalf of Claimants in Dorothy Goldwasser v. TiVo, Inc., No. 13 117 Y 02109 11 (American Arbitration Association May 1, 2012).
  • Trial Testimony in Opal Jones v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. BC337821 (Cal. Super. Ct. Jan. 18-19, 2011).
  • Deposition in Opal Jones v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. BC337821 (Cal. Super. Ct. Oct. 1, 2010 & Nov. 18, 2010).
  • Declaration in Support of Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Defendant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.’s Motion for Summary Judgment or in the Alternative for Summary Adjudication, Opal Jones v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. BC337821 (Cal. Super. Ct. Sept. 10, 2010).
  • Declaration on behalf of Marylyn Melder, Marylyn Melder v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., C.A. No. 2:03-cv-2449 (E.D. La. June 30, 2008).
  • Declaration on behalf of Marylyn Melder, Marylyn Melder v. Allstate Corp., C.A. No. 03-2449 (E.D. La. June 20, 2008).
  • Declaration in Support of Joint Statement of Discovery in Dispute on behalf of Opal Jones, Opal Jones v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. BC337821 (Cal. Super. Ct. Jan. 23, 2008).
  • Declaration on behalf of Marylyn Melder, Marylyn Melder v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., C.A. No. 2:03-cv-2449 (E.D. La. Oct. 24, 2007).

COMMISSIONED RESEARCH

  • Economic Effects of Broadband Infrastructure Deployment and Tax Incentives for Broadband Deployment (prepared for the Fiber-to-the-Home Council, Mar. 2010), co-authored with Hal J. Singer.Economic Effects of Tax Incentives for Broadband Infrastructure Deployment (prepared for the Fiber-to-the-Home Council, Jan. 2009), co-authored with Jeffrey A. Eisenach and Hal J. Singer.
  • The Effect of Brokered Deposits and Asset Growth on the Likelihood of Bank Failure (prepared for Seward & Kissel LLP, Dec. 2008), co-authored with Joseph Mason and Hal J. Singer.
  • The Relationship Between Team Salary and Wins in the NBA (prepared for the Commissioner’s Office of the National Basketball Association, Oct. 2007), co-authored with Peter Cramton and Allan Ingraham.
  • Value of Accelerated Expensing to Broadband Providers (prepared for Corning Inc., Jan. 2007), co-authored with Hal J. Singer.
  • Simulation of the Colombian Firm Energy Market (prepared for XM Compañía de Expertos en Mercados, Dec. 2006), co-authored with Peter Cramton and Steven Stoft.
  • Productivity and Value of Players in the NBA between the 1999-2000 and 2005-2006 Seasons (prepared for the Commissioner’s Office of the National Basketball Association, Apr. 2006), co-authored with Peter Cramton and Allan Ingraham.
  • Changes in the Level of Equality in Player Salary Between the 1996-1997 and 2005-2006 NBA Seasons (prepared for the Commissioner’s Office of the National Basketball Association, Oct. 2005), co-authored with Peter Cramton and Allan Ingraham.
  • Net Present Value of Tax Benefit from Broadband Expensing for FTTP Deployment (prepared for Corning Inc., June 2004), co-authored with Hal J. Singer.
  • Cost of Broadband Expensing Act (S. 160/H.R.769) (prepared for Corning Inc., Dec. 2003), co-authored with Hal J. Singer.

OTHER CONSULTING EXPERIENCE (SELECTED)

  • Estimated disparate impact on minorities of certain mortgage pricing policies by multiple lenders, 2006-2012.Analyzed mutual fund performance in excessive fee litigation, 2009.
  • Provided strategic advice and bid-tracking software to CSL Limited during Hong Kong’s Broadband Wireless Access spectrum auction, 2009.
  • Tested auction software in preparation of energy capacity auction for New England ISO, 2007-2008.
  • Estimated damages to a financial institution in a Winstar-related case, 2006-2008.
  • Estimated damages resulting from antitrust violations in multiple pharmaceutical cases, 2006-2008.
  • Provided advice to PTI Pacifica during the FCC’s 700 MHz auction, 2007-2008.
  • Analyzed market manipulation in New York energy market, 2007.
  • Analyzed participation of marketers to determine competitive effects in Illinois electricity market auction, 2007.
  • Estimated impact of various performance incentive proposals in design of energy capacity auction for New England ISO, 2004-2006.
  • Analyzed the economic effects of redenomination and devaluation policy in Argentina in context of political insurance claim arbitrations, 2004-2006.
  • Provided advice to T-Mobile USA in preparation for the FCC’s Advanced Wireless Services auction, 2006.
  • Modeled the effects of various events on stock price movements in defending a directed trustee from ERISA class action lawsuits, 2005.
  • Estimated the disparate impact on minorities of the credit scoring algorithms used by multiple insurance companies in setting premiums and estimated alternative credit scoring models, 2004-2005.
  • Forecasted the effect of broadband deployment on the economy, 2003-2005.
  • Estimated the potential increase in capital expenditures from removing unbundling requirements on incumbent local exchange carriers, 2003-2005.
  • Analyzed the necessity and effectiveness of portfolio hedging strategies for multiple clients in defense against investor lawsuits, 2001-2002, 2004.
  • Estimated the effects of legislation regarding tax incentives for broadband deployment on behalf of Corning Inc., 2000-2001, 2003-2004.
  • Analyzed the effects of geographic clustering by cable operators in context of antitrust cases against cable operators, 2002-2003.
  • Estimated the effects of the proposed merger between DirecTV and Echostar, 2001-2002.
  • Studied the relationship between post-merger announcement stock price movements and merger renegotiations, 2000-2001.
  • Studied the effects of structural remedies in historical Sherman Act monopolization cases on behalf of Microsoft Corp., 1999-2002.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Economic Association