Dr. Scott Gilbert
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Southern Illinois University
Scott Gilbert is a Ph.D economist who provides expert witness and litigation support services on economic matters in tort and contract law, via the consulting firm Gilbert Economics. He lives in southern Illinois, where he is associate professor of economics at Southern Illinois University. Since 1998 he has served as economics expert on a range of legal matters, in cases filed in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, and Mississippi. As an expert witness he serves all Midwest states, and does not charge clients for travel time or expenses. Scott received his Ph.D degree in economics in the year 1996, and before that worked as economics research associate at the nation's central bank on the west coast -- the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He serves as associate editor of The American Statistician, and his academic research has been published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals in the fields of economics, statistics, and finance. Scott is an active researcher and educator in the area of economic damages, publishing in journals like the Journal of Forensic Economics and the Journal of Legal Economics, and providing continuing education to lawyers and paralegals through IICLE and other forums. Scott's uses his expertise in economics, statistics, and financial matters to assist both plaintiff and defense lawyers in tort and contract cases. As an academic and researcher, his approach to loss and damages estimation is modern and rigorous. Equally important for litigation matters, he knows that evidence documentation is key to developing useful expert opinions, and he assists attorneys in the discovery process. He also explains to lawyers weaknesses in opposing experts' views -- his writing in this area has appeared in the Journal of the Missouri Bar Association, and more is (tentatively) forthcoming in the Illinois Bar Journal.